Chelsea Boss, Jose Mourinho has maintained he cannot equal former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s record of 13 Premier League titles, saying it would be “impossible”.
The self acclaimed ‘Special One’ who guided the Blues to the English title on Sunday following a 1-0 victory at home to London rivals Crystal Palace, revealed that “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, in an interview to be broadcast later Monday.
“I can win 13 championships. I can. I have eight, I think I can go to 13. But 13 Premier Leagues, no, no chance,” he added.
It was the third time the 52-year-old Mourinho, now in his second spell as Chelsea manager, has brought the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge following the 2004/05 and 2005/06 triumphs the Portuguese boss enjoyed during his initial period in charge.
Ferguson was 51 when he guided United to the inaugural Premier League title but Mourinho, who has also enjoyed domestic title success in his native Portugal, as well as Italy and Spain, dismissed talk of equaling the record of the retired Scot.
In addition to his three titles with Chelsea, Mourinho enjoyed two championship wins with Porto in Portugal, two with Inter Milan in Italy and one with Spanish giants Real Madrid.