Jose Mourinho feels he is suffering from the ‘worst period and results’ of his professional career, it has emerged today. The defending Premier League champions have won just two and lost three of seven games in the top flight so far this season, leaving them in fourteenth position in the league.
The Portuguese manager, who called himself ‘The Special One’ when he first arrived in the Premier League, said in his press conference before the weekend’s game against Southampton, “I get it as a fantastic experience – an experience that I don’t want to repeat. To come after 15 years is too late but it’s helping me to be better. It is a great negative experience”.
Despite not having a great start to the new season and having some high profile incidents with his own players – such as dropping John Terry from the starting line up when fit for the first time during his time as manager at Stamford Bridge – Mourinho has claimed that there are no problems between himself and the players. He said, “The players, when they make a mistake, they know and they feel. We speak openly, no prima donnas. When you make a mistake you have to speak about it. I call it ‘coaching’”.