Mourinho takes early-season swipe at rivals.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a dig at two of his rivals in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini, the Daily Mail reports.
The Blues tactician is known for his mind games with opposition managers, and is not one to be concerned about making friends when it comes to his comments about others to the media.
With Chelsea failing to win a trophy last season after Mourinho’s eagerly-awaited return for a second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, it has been suggested that the Portuguese coach could be under some pressure going into the new season.
However, he insists he shouldn’t be under pressure to win silverware straight away, taking a dig at Arsenal and Wenger in the process by pointing out that they went trophyless for eight seasons before finally winning the FA Cup last year.
When asked if he felt under pressure, he said: “Why? Some managers have 10 years to win something.”
The 51-year-old added that he wants to build his own squad at Chelsea after inheriting a group of players from his predecessor Rafael Benitez, and stated his desire not to rely on the work of others, in what could be taken as a swipe at Pellegrini for enjoying success with a team largely assembled by Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium.
“I don’t like to get clubs developed by other managers before me,” he added. “I don’t like to arrive on time to collect the fruit off their trees. I like to work. I like to build. I don’t like easy jobs.”