Jose Mourinho claims he didn’t know it was 15 years since he won his first Premier League title

Marilyn Dubinski Chelsea FC

Jose Mourinho has said he prefers to focus on winning a fourth Premier League title rather than reminisce about his first success, secured 15 years ago today. 

On 30 April 2005, Mourinho’s all-conquering Chelsea side beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at the Reebok Stadium to secure the club’s first title in 50 years in Mourinho’s first season at the club. 

Now in charge of Tottenham, Mourinho insists he was not aware that the 15-year anniversary was today and is looking towards the future not the past, as he appears on The Football Show on Sky Sports.  

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he prefers to speak about the prospect of a fourth title

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he prefers to speak about the prospect of a fourth title

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he prefers to speak about the prospect of a fourth title

Mourinho celebrates his first title after a victory at Bolton Wanderers 15 years ago today

Mourinho celebrates his first title after a victory at Bolton Wanderers 15 years ago today

Mourinho celebrates his first title after a victory at Bolton Wanderers 15 years ago today 

MOURINHO’S TROPHY HAUL WITH ENGLISH CLUBS 

Chelsea

  • Premier League – 3
  • FA Cup – 1
  • League Cup – 2  

Manchester United

  • League Cup – 1 
  • Europa League – 1 

‘I didn’t know [about 15-year anniversary of first title] but, in this period, I think all of you and other TV channels around the world are showing lots of things from the past,’ Mourinho said. 

‘I’m watching matches I never did in my life. I never watched my Champions League finals and now some Premier League matches. 

‘Anniversaries, to be honest, I don’t control. I lost myself in days and had no idea how many years ago, had no idea it is tomorrow that we beat Bolton 15 years ago. 

‘I prefer to think I am going to have a fourth Premier League trophy. I have three, I prefer to think I am going to have four.

When clarified that he meant a fourth title at current club Spurs, Mourinho stated: ‘Of course’. 

The Portuguese manager celebrates his third title after winning again with Chelsea in 2015

The Portuguese manager celebrates his third title after winning again with Chelsea in 2015

The Portuguese manager celebrates his third title after winning again with Chelsea in 2015 

But Mourinho's first five months at Tottenham has produced an inconsistent run of form

But Mourinho's first five months at Tottenham has produced an inconsistent run of form

But Mourinho’s first five months at Tottenham has produced an inconsistent run of form 

Mourinho won all three Premier League titles with Chelsea, the first two during his first stint at the club and then his third in 2015. 

Since then, he has gone on to manage Manchester United and took over at Spurs from Mauricio Pochettino in November. 

He has had an indifferent start to his time at Spurs, crashing out of the FA Cup and Champions League at the beginning of March, and is in a battle for a top-four spot in the league.  

The Spurs boss also revealed that Harry Kane has recovered from his hamstring injury, but may lack match sharpness due to the pause in the season caused by the coronavirus crisis.  

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