Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has boldly claimed that he is the best manager in the Premier League because he is the only one to have won every trophy.
The Blues face Southampton this weekend after they were knocked out of the Champions League in midweek to Paris Saint Germain.
And Mourinho dismissed the idea that he wouldn’t feel complete as Chelsea manager if he failed to lift the European trophy with the club.
“It is wrong to assume that,” Mourinho said. “People are too much worried about me than they should [be]. They don’t know what my happiness is. My happiness, first of all, is when I compare myself with the others [managers], I see just a few that are with me in terms of success.
“And the others I see a huge difference, a huge distance, with all the respect that they deserve and this is not a fight with them and I have lots of respect for all of them.
“But in the Premier League, who is European champion? Me and Van Gaal. Right? In the Premier League, how many won the Premier League twice or more than twice? Mr Wenger and myself.
“How many won every competition in this country? Community Shield, Capital One Cup, FA Cup, Premier League. How many? How many?
“You go to Europe, how many won seven league titles? How many won two Champions Leagues? Ancelotti wins three, Van Gaal two and Pep [Guardiola] has two. I am not content with that, but you are too much worried about myself.
“What makes me feel special is that I am above all of this. You think I care with some bull—- I read? Do you think I care? I don’t care.”
The defeat to PSG means Mourinho will be unable to win the trophy for a record third time with a third club, something he has vowed to do.
However Mourinho has said he is targeting nine victories in his last 11 matches and believes that will be enough to secure his third Premier League title.
“If you focus this way, we need nine victories. Our hands, they can be like this and be like that [starts counting fingers]. At the moment we have enough fingers. One month ago, not enough fingers,” he said.
“There will be a moment where we need five victories, we need four victories and I think this is a good way to do it. Don’t think about Man City, don’t think about Arsenal, just think about us.”