Jose Mourinho is back and while his tactical prowess still remains unmatched, we can always expect him to refer to things that seem to be unnecessary, just to start the mind games he is well known for.
In his first interview with Tottenham TV, he seems to take a dig at Manchester United, claiming neither Chelsea nor Man Utd had people or ecosystem to enhance and sustain their youth structures.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Spurs less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sensationally sacked.
Mourinho has often courted criticism throughout his managerial career for failing to show faith in youth, but he is now relishing the chance to follow Pochettino’s philosophy.
Speaking to Spurs TV, he said:
“There is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one.
“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.
“So I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need. Of course, I always look forward to working with that profile.”
Mourinho moved quickly to appoint his backroom staff, with Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos joining from Lille as assistant manager and goalkeeping coach, respectively.