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Jose Mourinho Defends Recent Managerial Record at AS Roma Unveiling

New Roma boss Jose Mourinho defended his recent record
New Roma boss Jose Mourinho defended his recent record / Fabio Rossi/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has defended his Premier League managerial record and listed his trophy wins explaining why he feels he is judged differently compared to his peers.

The self-proclaimed "Special One" was let go by Tottenham just days before their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, and was let go by Manchester United and Chelsea in the past. But the 58-year-old has insisted that overall, his spells at these clubs were a success.

"I am a victim of everything I have done before. I am victim of how people look at me now, unfortunately," he said at his unveiling press conference. "At Manchester United, I won three trophies and it was called a disaster. At Tottenham, after arriving in a tough moment, I reached a final that I was unable to lead the side out in. What is a disaster for me would be an amazing achievement for others.

"The targets? Speaking in a very pragmatic way, our first target is to win the first competitive game we have. Then after that, we will think about the next target. There is a job to be done, this team and this club need to improve each and every day. We have started in that regard with all the infrastructure at Trigoria. So that is our objective: every day we need to do better and to be better."

When asked about those that don't consider him a top coach anymore, Mourinho added: "I have already responded to that: at the last three clubs I have worked for, I won a league title with Chelsea, three trophies with Manchester United, and reached a final that I could not manage in with Tottenham. What is a disaster for me, others have never done in their life. It’s my fault."

Mourinho was also asked about potential summer arrivals, with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka linked to the capital, but refused to give anything away. He added: "I have not spoken to anyone [about joining Roma].

"You can choose to believe whether that is true or not, but I have not spoken to anyone. I speak with [Roma general manager] Tiago [Pinto], I speak with the ownership, I speak with different people within the club... but as far as players go, I have not spoken with any of them."