Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reckons Jose Mourinho would have got his hands on the Premier League title ‘two or three times’ if he was managing down the road at Man City rather than at Manchester United.
There has been a lot said in recent months about Jose Mourinho, who’s United side currently sit down in eighth in the league, 12 points behind the leaders already, with some suggesting that the 55-year-old has become a footballing dinosaur as he sticks with his pragmatic style of play.
However, as one of Mourinho’s most trusted lieutenants from back in his Chelsea days, Drogba reckons that if the Portuguese were in power at the Etihad, he would have won the title, suggesting that there are major problems at Old Trafford following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I think if you put him at Manchester City, he would have won the league twice, maybe two or three times,” Drogba is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“You get criticism because you set a standard of winning, winning and winning and now you’re not winning or having the same results.
“He is still there. You have to look at all the managers who were at Manchester United the last few years. Being manager after Sir Alex Ferguson is not easy and the finances that they had then are not the same as what they have now.
“People only pay attention to the best and he’s one of the best and that’s why he gets all of this.
“I think he’s taking the challenge, because it’s a big challenge and if people criticise you then how can you enjoy it? It’s tough. After all, he’s human.
“He’s trying to change his approach and that’s what the best managers do and when things are not working you try to change it.”