Wednesday September 6 2017
Mourinho: I didn’t wreck Inter

Jose Mourinho insists he is not a short-term Coach, despite Inter’s slump after his two-year spell in charge. “I prepare clubs for success…”

Mourinho guided Inter to successive Scudetti and the Champions League prior to leaving for Real Madrid in 2010, but the Portuguese’s reign was overshadowed by accusations that he did not do enough to promote young players or plan ahead.

“If people say that because I win and leave, I have to accept that because in a certain period of my career I did that,” the Manchester United boss told the Times.

“When I win the Champions League, at Porto, at Inter, I disappear. I left Real Madrid when the club wanted me to stay.

“The only place I was sacked was Chelsea, but always after winning the title.

“If people say that because I move from club to club, they’re right, but I don’t think I am [short-termist].

“I prepare clubs for success, I think I prepare clubs in a way, where, when I leave, the new manager arrives at a top club.

“And that is not short-term even if you leave. If you’re in a club one or two years - or any job - if you leave a structure to be even more successful without you than with you, that’s not short-term. That’s long-term. That’s long-term.”

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