Jose Mourinho, the manager of Roma, has stated that his former club, Manchester United, is unlikely to win trophies.
The Portuguese said it was unrealistic to expect him to win titles for Manchester United and Tottenham.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge in 2013, the Red Devils have not won the Premier League title in nine years.
They only won the FA Cup in 2016 under Louis van Gaal, who was fired shortly after.
Mourinho was brought in to replace Van Gaal, and he went on to win the Community Shield, Carabao Cup, and Europa League.
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan manager was fired in December 2018 with United 11 points outside the top four, and had a similar fate at Tottenham Hotspur.
When asked if he and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti had silenced their detractors, Mourinho flipped the question, claiming that the problem was never with their coaching ability, but rather with the clubs they were at.
“You know, people they saw me taking up jobs where they thought that I could win trophies but they were not jobs where we were expected to lift trophies.
“But when you have such a winning career on a cyclical basis so to speak, you can expect that, people can say that.
“Personally I’m not worried about this [being replaced by younger coaches]. I do not think and focus on the generations, I focus on quality.”