Mourinho issues a rallying cry to Jurgen Klopp and Pochettino ahead of UCL final

Mourinho issues a rallying cry to Jurgen Klopp and Pochettino ahead of UCL final

- Jose Mourinho has told Jurgen Klopp and Pochettino to follow suits for them to be top managers

- The Portuguese was speaking ahead of the Champions League final between Spurs and Liverpool

- Liverpool defeated Barcelona to reach the final, while Tottenham sent out Dutch side Ajax

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent warning to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the Champions League final.

These two coaches recorded great comebacks in the history of the Champions League to reach the final with victories over Barcelona and Dutch giants Ajax.

Liverpool suffered a 3-0 defeat at Barcelona, but they won the return leg 4-0, Tottenham on the other hand lost 1-0 at home against Ajax, but won 3-2 in the second leg in Amsterdam coming back from two goals down.

Jose Mourinho has won the Champions League title twice in his career, and the Portuguese wants Klopp and Pochettino to follow suits.

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“I prefer to lose a final than to lose a semi-final.

"Because you are more successful losing the final than losing the semi-final. It is better to be the runner-up than be out in quarters or semis.

"You want to do the best possible. But when you are almost there, you don't want to be the King of almost.

"You don't want to end your career, CV almost 20 times,'' he told Bein Sports.

Earlier, had reported how former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho slammed Ajax after squandering their two goals lead against Tottenham in their Champions League semifinal second leg clash.

Matthijs de Ligt headed the hosts ahead just five minutes from a Lasse Schoene's cross while Hakim Ziyech doubled their lead 30 minutes later.

But a Lucas Moura's hat-trick ensured those two first half goals were mere consolation as the Premier League side progressed to their first ever UCL final on away goal rule. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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