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Jose Mourinho Taunts Thomas Tuchel Ahead Of London Derby, Chelsea Boss Responds

Jose Mourinho Taunts Thomas Tuchel Ahead Of London Derby, Chelsea Boss Responds

Mourinho aimed a jibe at new Chelsea boss Tuchel.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Jose Mourinho has fired a warning to Thomas Tuchel, insisting "I don't think it's very difficult to coach at Chelsea" as he alluded to his own success at Stamford Bridge.

Winning trophies at Chelsea is easy, according to Mourinho who also said that Tuchel needs to be successful in the Premier League to be considered as a top manager.

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Image: PA

The Tottenham boss pointed to his three league titles at Chelsea - not to mention the success of Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte - as he ramped up the pressure on the German.

"I don't think it's very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion three times, Carlo Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion," he said.

"It cannot be very, very difficult because we won titles there.

"Chelsea always have great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players who give you a very good opportunity to be successful and win titles.

"In my case, I was there in two different periods and I was champion in two different periods."

Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard and claimed his first win as Chelsea manager following their victory over Burnley.

He takes charge of his first big test since arriving in England with the Portuguese claiming it's a different ball game in the Premier League.

"What I think makes a coach elite is to be successful in the top leagues, to be successful in leagues in a different dimension," Mourinho added.

"I am not talking about Thomas, the French league is a very competitive league - apart from PSG because they play in a different league.

"The biggest challenge for a coach is to work in the best leagues. Our league is the most challenging one.

"He was coming from a league that you cannot compare with the Premier League but he is used to working with players of high calibre, used to important players. He will fit well in a club like Chelsea."

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Image: PA

In response, Tuchel acknowledged Mourinho's point. He said: "Jose's right."

The ex-Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach continued: "It's a big difference. I absolutely agree. Different culture, different attitude, different way to play. There is no better and no worse but for me it's very different."

Seventh-placed Spurs entertain eighth-placed Chelsea tonight. Who takes it? Let us know.

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Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Football, Thomas Tuchel, Premier League, tottenham