Jose Mourinho believes Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola were both given an advantage over him during his time at Manchester United.
The 56-year-old is currently taking a break from management after he was sacked by the Red Devils in December.
Speaking as a pundit after Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona, Mourinho laments the lack of financial backing he received compared to the his two main rivals.
“I would love to go to a club and be in conditions to do what Jurgen and Pep did,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.
“If you look at the [Liverpool] team that started the game, how many of them were there when Jurgen arrived? A couple.
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“And when Pep was not happy with the full-backs he had [at City in 2016-17] and in the [next] summer bought four [three] full-backs that he liked.
“When he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo and was not happy with Claudio Bravo, the next season he bought Ederson.”
Mourinho, who won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup during his three year spell at United, questions how Klopp has retained such unwavering support from Liverpool despite failing to win anything.
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“When Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three-and-a-half years and he still has the trust, still has the confidence, still has the conditions to try to keep going and going,” Mourinho added.
“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it – the first time that they win a trophy.
“In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and the club objectives.”