Register Login Live

English Premier League

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.

'Neymar Is Certain He Will Play For Barca Next Season'

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."

Deco Chooses His Best Teammate Ever

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

Do you agree with the Ivorian's sentiments? Let us know in the comments section below. 

2 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Identify First Assistant For Hunt…

121 Sep 18, 2020 10:26 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Crucial Jele Development

26 Sep 18, 2020 01:14 PM in Orlando Pirates

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

10 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

OFFICIAL: Sundowns Announce Two New Additions

55 Sep 18, 2020 10:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

10 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Pitso Confirms Chloorkop Departures

76 Sep 15, 2020 07:05 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs Fans Outraged Over Bold Amakhosi Jersey Making the Rounds Online

26 Sep 18, 2020 05:02 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Hunt’s Representatives Spotted At Chiefs!

141 Sep 16, 2020 07:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Done Deal: New Home For Wits Star

10 Sep 18, 2020 12:28 PM in PSL

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Pay Cuts For Game-Time? Mosimane Speaks!

42 Sep 17, 2020 12:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Monare & Hlanti Released, Chiefs Move Loading?

53 Sep 17, 2020 07:17 PM in Kaizer Chiefs