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Mourinho claims he won ‘half a trophy’ at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho said he had won “half a trophy” at Tottenham Hotspur after guiding the Premier League club to the League Cup final last season, only to be sacked less than a week before the match.

Mourinho was dismissed by Tottenham in April after 17 months in charge following their dismal form last season. In May, the 58-year-old was named the AS Roma manager for the next campaign.

Tottenham appointed former midfielder Ryan Mason as the interim coach and subsequently lost the League Cup final 1-0 to Manchester City.

In an interview with television host James Corden published by The Sun, Mourinho said he had won “25 and a half trophies” during his managerial career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

“The half is the final I didn’t play with Tottenham,” the Portuguese said, adding that he was disappointed to have been let go before the showpiece match at Wembley Stadium.

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“You ask the guys who played lots of finals and everybody will tell you to play a final is a dream and it doesn’t matter if it is the first final or number 20 or number 50, a final is always a dream.

“A Wembley final is more than a dream… and to have a chance to win a trophy with a club that doesn’t have many of course was a double dream.”

Tottenham ended the season seventh in the Premier League, qualifying for the newly-introduced third-tier Europa Conference League.

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