Jose Mourinho believes that managing Chelsea is not a difficult job — despite being sacked by them twice.
The Special One welcomes his former club and their new boss Thomas Tuchel to Tottenham for a London derby on Thursday.
t will be Tuchel’s first away match since he replaced the axed Frank Lampard last month.
Mourinho won two successive Premier League titles in his first spell at Chelsea after coming to England in 2004. He then won another in 2014-15 on his return to Stamford Bridge for a second stint.
He said: “I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion there three times, Carlo Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion.
“Who else? It cannot be very, very difficult because we win titles there.
“Of course a coach needs time and needs stability and it is a very good thing to feel stability.
“I’m not saying stability helps you sleep, I’m saying that stability gives you a different way of thinking and you are not just thinking about today, you are also thinking about tomorrow, you are also thinking about the future.”
Thomas Tuchel will make one giant leap for ‘manager-kind’ when he faces Jose Mourinho for the first time tonight.
Chelsea’s new German coach has come a long way from his days at Mainz 05 to compete against one of the world’s best across a dugout at Tottenham.
Tuchel said: “When I started my career he was so far away, like the Moon from the Earth. He could not be a role model at all.
“He is one of the best managers in the world. He creates a squad in Tottenham that is always very competitive, very strong. That will be the challenge.
“Jose is a winner and I want to implement the same in my teams.
“It’s very clear what he stands for. He builds competitive teams, he builds strong teams. He has built a Tottenham squad with characters like Sissoko and Hojbjerg who support the defence, super-competitive, disciplined hard-working guys.
“Up front normally it’s Son, Harry Kane, Bergwijn, Lamela, they have outstanding quality and speed.”