“I’m a Fantastic Manager” – Mourinho Boasts After Chelsea’s Champions League Win

Jose Mourinho confidently claimed he’s still one of the best managers in the business as Chelsea returned to winning ways on Wednesday.

The title holders recorded only their second win of a poor season so far with a comprehensive victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv as they got their Champions League campaign off to flying start.

Mourinho has been the target of criticism recently following his side’s faltering start, but the Special One insists he’s lost none of his famous magic despite Chelsea’s difficulties.

He said: ‘There are people who are not happy with so many years and so many successes. It’s human nature.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confidently claimed he's still one of the best managers in the business

‘Wayne Rooney was a disaster, and suddenly he beats the record with England and he’s suddenly the best player in the history of English football.

‘You like up and down, but it’s not like that. Rooney is a fantastic player when he’s not scoring goals or when he is.

‘I’m a fantastic manager when I’m not winning matches and I’m a fantastic manager when I am. The pundits get big money not to say easy things. They have to be geniuses in their analysis or they don’t deserve the money they get.’

‘I’d forgotten the winning feeling, it was so long we’d not won a game. So it’s a good, good feeling.

Mourinho made a host of changes for Wednesday’s clash, a host of regulars including John Terry, Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic were dropped in place of Kurt Zouma, Loic Remy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

And the Blues boss insist he was impressed with his fringe stars: ‘The team were more aggressive with and without the ball.

‘Without the ball you could see the pressing much stronger, the lines much more together, a very good reaction when we lost the ball to try and recover immediately and force the mistake in the opponent. ‘We moved the ball very well when we had it.

Meanwhile, Mourinho is adamant there is no underlying problems between skipper John Terry and himself.

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