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Drogba: Mourinho Would've Won Titles At City

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who played under Jose Mourinho at the Blues, feels the Portuguese tactician would have won Premier League titles if he was in charge of Manchester City.

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The Ivorian was one of Mourinho's stalwarts at Chelsea in the early 2000s, and enjoyed a second spell at Stamford Bridge under the Portuguese boss in 2014.

With Manchester United struggling to put in the dominant performances of old, Drogba feels it was always going to be difficult for Mourinho at Old Trafford, and has insisted the manager gets the flack he does because of the success he has enjoyed in his career.    

"I think if you put him at Manchester City, he would have won the league twice, maybe two or three times," Drogba, who officially announced his retirement from the game on Wednesday, told the Daily 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."

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Drogba played for Mourinho 186 times in his career, scoring 73 goals and assisting a further 39 strikes.

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