Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he will never be able to match Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United for as long as he remains at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues claimed their fourth Premier League trophy on Sunday afternoon – Mourinho’s third in two spells in charge of the West London outfit – and while the Portuguese wants more silverware, 13 would be a figure out of reach.
The Chelsea manager believes he can reach 13 career championship medals – as he already boasts two titles with Porto, two with Inter Milan and one with Real Madrid – but won’t be able to reach the number in the Premier League alone.
“I have a long way to go, but Sir Alex left the bar in an impossible position for anyone. I cannot win 13 Premier Leagues,’ Mourinho told BT Sport.
“I can win 13 championships. I can. I have eight, I think I can go to 13. But 13 Premier Leagues, no, no chance.”
The Blues have come under intense scrutiny in the second half of the season for their style of football, which has been described as ‘boring’, but predictably – and deservedly – Mourinho has had the last laugh.
Chelsea were crowned champions following their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful, courtesy of a single goal from Eden Hazard, with three games to spare.