Mourinho references German philosopher in retort to critics

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I am the manager of the one of the greatest clubs in the world but I’m also one of the greatest managers in the world,” said Mourinho, who was the asked if would still be seen as a great coach if he doesn’t win a league title at United.Mourinho then turned to a quote by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Did you read any philosophers?” he asked reporters. “Or information? You never spend time reading, for example, Hegel? OK, so, just as an example: Hegel says the truth is in the whole. It’s always in the whole that you find the truth.”It was a reference to his overall record as a manager, having won the Champions League twice — with Porto and Inter Milan — and eight domestic league titles in his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The man who labeled himself a “special one” when introducing himself to English soccer at Chelsea in 2004 said guiding United to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season, 19 points behind rival Manchester City, was “one of my greatest achievements in football.”“Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League last season?” Mourinho said. “To the manager that finished fourth? To the manager that finished fifth?”United visits Burnley on Sunday after losing at Brighton 3-2 and at home against Tottenham 3-0 in its last two games. The loss to Tottenham was the team’s biggest home defeat in Mourinho’s managerial career.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the sideline during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London. Mourinho has described himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world” and used a phrase from a German philosopher to remind critics of his past successes, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho took to channeling the musings of a famous German philosopher on Friday to remind critics he is still the “special one.”The Manchester United manager is under scrutiny after his team’s back-to-back losses in the Premier League, which have come after an offseason in which Mourinho was often in glum mood for missing out on transfer targets.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew US Open to AP: Umpire at Kyrgios match will keep working Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img