Jose Mourinho Regrets Not Coaching This Player In His Managerial Career

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Jose Mourinho

The player Jose Mourinho laments not coaching during his great career has been made public.

There are few managers with a resume as remarkable as Jose Mourinho’s, having coached teams like Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United in his career.

Legends like Frank Lampard, Samuel Eto’o, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been taught by The Special One, who has virtually won everything in club football.

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But even with all that Mourinho has accomplished in his twenty-four-year management career, there is one thing he regrets.

Although Mourinho coached Ronaldo, Lionel Messi’s adversary at Real Madrid, and had to deal with the Argentine multiple times, he never got to address the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner as one of his own players.

Influencer Ohm asked the Portuguese strategist to name other superstars he wished he had collaborated with. “For example, I never got to train Lionel Messi, but then nobody can train Messi.

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“It is absurd to think you could coach him, because he was born with everything and already knows everything. He might teach you some things. All you could say is that you had the honour of having him in your squad.

“To stay in the Roma theme, I would’ve liked to have [Daniele] De Rossi at Inter and Real Madrid, but it was not possible. I also wanted [Francesco] Totti at Inter, despite his age at the time, but it was not possible either. These are players I always wanted in my career.”

Following his departure from Serie A team Roma last month, Mourinho is currently unemployed. He is not prepared to retire, even though he has ruled out accepting a managerial position in Saudi Arabia anytime soon.

In the unlikely event that Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami decides to part ways with head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, the ideal opportunity to return to management may arise.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.