I Have Learnt Lessons, Won’t Make Past Mistakes, Says ‘Humble’ Mourinho

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he has learnt his lessons and will not repeat the mistakes of his past managerial roles at Spurs.

The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.

Mourinho described himself as “humble” in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.

“I realised I made mistakes,” he said.

“I’m not going to make the same mistakes. I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”

Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added, “I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.

“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.

“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”

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