“They are far behind. It’s difficult for me to answer. I was there for two seasons where I could feel lots of positive things and I could feel the direction to go in, then obviously the third season was not good enough. I was sacked, I probably deserved to be sacked because I was responsible as the manager, but the sad reality is that they are worse than before. And for me that is a sad thing. Maybe people think I’m enjoying the situation but I’m not enjoying it at all,” he said.
Mourinho was fired from Manchester United in December 2018.
The English club, led by Norwegian specialist Ole Gunnar Solskjær, ranked eighth in the Premier League with eight points. The leading Liverpool scored 18 points.