– Jose Mourinho saw his Tottenham side lose 2-1 to West Ham United in the Premier League
– Despite the loss, the Portuguese manager claimed he remained the best manager in the world
– The IFFHS has however confirmed his claims naming him as best manager in 21st century
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho had claimed he is the best manager in the world right after his Spurs’ side lost to West Ham United in the Premier League.
The Portuguese tactician has emerged the World’s Best Coach of the 21st Century according to a new release by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
IFFHS yearly organises the awards to decide on the World’s Best Club Coach and the World’s Best National Team Coach.
Latest statistics began in 2001; and after Mourinho is German manager Joachim Low in the second position.
World’s most decorated manager and former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is third on the list.
Current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is fourth on the list and the Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger is fifth.
And this is coming barely days that Mourinho claimed that he is the best manager in world football despite seeing his side lose to the Hammers over the weekend.
Asked whether results have made him doubt his methods, the 58-year-old told Sky Sports via SunSport:
“No, not at all. Not at all. Zero. Sometimes results are a consequence of multiple situations in football.”
Mourinho has also stated that despite the unimpressive form of his team in the Premier League lately, Spurs can still make top four.
Spurs had a sensational start to the season as the were on top of the standings for some time before they saw themselves down the ladder following dismal run of recent results.
They are currently 9th on the standings and nine points off the precious Champions League spot, although with a game in hand.
Tottenham have lost five of their last six matches in the English topflight as they continue their quest to qualify for European competition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool are reportedly planning to offer Sevilla player including cash in exchange for Lucas Ocampos in the summer.
The Reds have suffered four consecutive Premier League defeat – the following year after winning the title for the first time in over three decades, the first time they have done so in over 60 years.
However, Jurgen Klopp is already planning to fortify his squad for the coming season with a move for the Argentina international.
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