Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists it is easy to manage Chelsea – and has got the trophies to prove it.
Mourinho turned up the heat on Thomas Tuchel before their clash at White Hart Lane by also claiming that the new Chelsea boss will only prove himself as an elite coach by being successful in the Premier League.
Tottenham boss Mourinho remains Chelsea’s most successful manager after winning three Premier League titles in two different trophy-laden spells at Stamford Bridge.
But Mourinho laughed off the notion that Chelsea was a difficult club to manage, with unique pressures and expectation levels which has seen them hire and fire managers on a regular basis.
Mourinho insists it wasn’t “very difficult to coach at Chelsea”
Mourinho said: “I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion three times, [Carlo] Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion. Who else? It cannot be very, very difficult because we win titles there.
“I believe Chelsea always has great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players that give you a very good opportunity to win titles.”
Tuchel won the German Cup with Borussia Dortmund and back-to-back titles with Paris Saint-Germain.