Ronaldo vs Messi: Jose Mourinho Names ‘Dream’ Player He Regrets Not Signing

Ronaldo vs Messi: Jose Mourinho Names ‘Dream’ Player He Regrets Not Signing

  • Despite everything he has achieved during his 24-year-long managerial career, Jose Mourinho, has shared his regret
  • The former Chelsea manager revealed between Messi and Ronaldo whom he would have has revealed love to coach during his illustrious career
  • Having managed the likes of Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, and Samuel Eto'o, Mourinho shares one unique thing about Messi in a recent interview journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Fenerbahce manager, Jose Mourinho, has weighed on the GOAT debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when asked which player he regretted never signing.

Jose Mourinho speaks on regret
Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho and Ronaldo. Images for illustration. Photo credit: @LMessifanclub, @josemourinhotv, @Cristiano
Source: Twitter

Mourinho wished he could have signed Messi

Mourinho, during an interview with TNT Sports, published on Wednesday, June 12, admitted that he would have loved to sign Messi as a manager but he deemed that the “little guy” was uncoachable as he was the best in the generation.

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As reported by MSN on Thursday, June 13, Mourinho said:

“One player that I never signed but wished I had? In my generation, of course, I would say the little guy [Messi].
“The little guy was not coachable but I have to say, in our generation, he was the best.”

Mourinho's revelation comes after Argentina legend Messi has also revealed that Inter Miami will be his last club, even though he is not ready to retire. reported that the 36-year-old world cup champion is not thinking about joining an Argentine club to write the last chapter of his playing career.

The Argentina captain said in a recent interview with ESPN:

“Inter Miami will be my last club,” Messi said. “I love playing football. I enjoy everything much more because I am aware that there is less [left to play].”

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However, since making his senior professional bow in 2004, Messi has turned out for just three clubs: Barcelona, PSG, and Inter Miami.

Watch Mourinho's interview below;

Messi speaks on when he will retire

In another related piece, earlier reported that Messi revealed when he will retire from playing competitive football.

The ex-La Liga player said he would retire when he senses he can no longer deliver his peak performance or derive joy from playing football, adding that he will take the decision regardless of his age.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: