Jose Mourinho has said his former club, Manchester United no longer expect trophies from their managerial appointees.
Mourinho who now manages Roma where he has led his side to the final of the maiden UEFA Europa Conference League competition- their first European final in 31 years, was the last manager to win a trophy for the Old Trafford side.
He led the Red Devils to successes in the Europa League, League Cup and the Community Shield all in his first season, before things fell apart.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur coach is only the second manager, the other being Louis Van Gaal(FA Cup) to have won anything for United, since Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013.
Despite his stunning start in Manchester, things turned sour and Mourinho was axed after just two-and-a-half-years at the helm. Having been sacked from his next job at Tottenham, the 59-year-old has rebuilt his reputation with Roma.
United on the other hand are looking to rebuild with the appointment of Erik Ten Hag.
Asked what he thinks of himself and Carlo Ancelotti being written off as has-beens, He said: “I believe that the problem with Carlo Ancelotti was that when you coach Everton you are not about to win the Champions League. And with me, 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.”
He continued: “It’s a matter of quality, motivation, passion. Without passion you are finished. Without pressure in the build-up to big games you are finished. I know very well myself, I know very well Carlito as well, but there are more examples that we could make.
“But we are the ones who will call it when we want to stop, and I’m afraid people will have to wait a long time before I say that it’s over!”