Coach Jose Mourinho confessed his relationship with Kim Min-jae when he was coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho led Tottenham from 2019 to 2021. He led Tottenham with his characteristic defensive football and sticky performance, but was eventually sacked in the third year, and currently leads AS Roma and is ranked 5th in Serie A.
Mourinho has an important game ahead of him this weekend. It’s a match against leaders Napoli. Roma will face off in the 20th round of Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 30th. 메이저사이트
Prior to the game, Mourinho held a press conference. At a press conference held on the 28th, coach Mourinho mentioned Napoli’s Kim Min-jae. Coach Mourinho confessed that he had tried to recruit Kim Min-jae in 2021 when he was at Fenerbahce when he was coach of Tottenham in the past.
Mourinho said: “I wanted to sign Kim Min-jae when I was at Tottenham. I had a few video calls (Face Time) with him. Tottenham’s offer was 5 million euros (about 6.7 billion won). But Fenerbahce was 10 million. I wanted euros (about 13.4 billion won), and Tottenham couldn’t sign him.”
After that, Kim Min-jae played an active role that Tottenham regretted. He was selected as the best in the league during the 2021-22 season while playing for Fenerbahce, and established himself as an indispensable key center back for Fenerbahce. After one season, Kim Min-jae’s price skyrocketed, and he eventually transferred to Naples for 16 million pounds (approximately 24.4 billion won). Fenerbahce made a profit of about 400% compared to when they first recruited Kim Min-jae.
Manager Mourinho tried to recruit Kim Min-jae, but Tottenham was not as eager for Kim Min-jae as manager Mourinho. In the end, Tottenham did not recruit Kim Min-jae, and is currently regretting it. Tottenham have been struggling all season with defensive insecurity, and have fallen to 5th in the league.
Mourinho also sarcastically criticized Tottenham’s choice. He said, “I wanted a ‘low level’ Kim Min-jae,” and made a remark mocking Tottenham’s eye for underestimating Kim Min-jae. In the match between Naples and Rome on the 30th, much attention is being paid to the reunion between manager Mourinho and Kim Min-jae.