The Portuguese appeared to suggest that the Bayern Munich boss always takes the easiest jobs in football
Jose Mourinho appeared to take a swipe at former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola after guiding Chelsea to their fourth Premier League title on Sunday.
Eden Hazard’s headed rebound, after his initial penalty had been saved, was enough to clinch the championship and mark the former Real Madrid man’s eighth domestic trophy across four different countries.
Mourinho, who clashed with Bayern boss Guardiola during the Catalan’s time at Camp Nou, subsequently argued that he could have taken an easier option before returning to Stamford Bridge.
“For me, I’m not the smartest guy to choose countries and clubs. I could choose another club in another country where to be champion is easier,” said the newly crowned champion, in an apparent reference to Guardiola.
“I choose a club where I was happier before and a country where you are happy before. I took a risk. I am so, so happy because I won another Premier League title 10 years after [my first] in my second spell at the club.
“I was champion at every club I coached. I came to Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Every title is important, to win the title in Spain with 100 points against the best Barcelona ever was a big achievement that I enjoyed so much.
“Maybe in the future I have to be smarter and choose another club in another country where everybody is champion,” he added. “Maybe I will go to a country where a kitman can be coach and win the title.
“Maybe I need to be smarter but I still enjoy these difficulties. I think I’m at the right place. I’m here until [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich tells me to go.”