Mourinho trolls Klopp, Pochettino as Champions League failure looms

Date published: Wednesday 15th May 2019 12:06

Jose Mourinho could not resist a subtle dig at both Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino as the Liverpool and Tottenham managers prepare to lock horns in the Champions League final.

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, continuing a familiar theme that has dogged the controversial Portuguese coach throughout his career.

But having won the Champions League twice, Mourinho was quick to remind both Pochettino and Klopp – neither of whom have won a trophy since taking charge at Tottenham and Liverpool – that one of them will continue their barren run this season as the duo prepare to go head-to-head in the Champions League final.

When asked about Pochettino, Mourinho toldĀ L’Equipe: “He won what, what trophy?

“I admire the work of Mauricio and Jurgen, both deserve to achieve something big, and there is nothing greater than holding this Cup, but one of them will lose.

“Jurgen will play his third final, I can not imagine the feeling that it would be for him to play three finals and not win.”

Klopp tasted defeat in the 2013 Champions League final as Bayern Munich beat his Borussia Dortmund side 2-1, while it was a similar story last season as Real Madrid beat his Liverpool side 3-1.

However, the Liverpool manager will be hoping it will be third time lucky when he leads his side out at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1. You can read our guide to the game here.

Mourinho, meanwhile, has also lifted the lid on the ongoing struggles at Manchester United and his relationship with midfielder Paul Pogba.

 

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