Mourinho assaults Premier League managers for touchline antics and insists he’s ‘an amazing instance of excellent behaviour’
The Portuguese coach feels various his colleagues should be punished for a way they behave within the dugout following his run-in with Jurgen Klopp
Jose Mourinho has renewed his assault on Premier League managers for his or her touchline behaviour, whereas insisting he’s “an amazing instance of excellent behaviour”.
Mourinho has fallen foul of the Soccer Affiliation’s wrath a number of instances throughout his time in England, having beforehand had two spells at Chelsea and one at Manchester United earlier than his present stint with Tottenham.
The Portuguese, who was famously handed a touchline ban in 2016 after kicking a water bottle throughout a 1-1 draw between United and West Ham, was concerned in one other heated incident after watching his Spurs facet lose 2-1 at Liverpool on Wednesday.
An undertone of hostility was detected as Mourinho exchanged phrases with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after the ultimate whistle, with the previous revealing the main points of the dialog in his post-match interview.
“I informed him [Klopp] the most effective workforce misplaced and he disagreed, however that is his opinion,” he mentioned. “If I behave the identical manner he does on the touchline, I don’t remain there. That is animated? For some purpose I’m completely different.”
The evening earlier than, Pep Guardiola escaped punishment after seemingly making an attempt to seize the fourth official’s digital board earlier than 4 minutes of stoppage time have been proven on the finish of Manchester Metropolis’s 1-1 draw at house to West Brom.
Mourinho would not perceive why his friends proceed to get away with such behaviour, as he informed Sky Sports activities forward of Spurs’ conflict with Leicester Metropolis on Sunday.
“I used to be for a few years a great instance of unhealthy behaviour on the touchline, and I used to be all the time punished for it,” he mentioned.
“On this second, I truthfully think about myself – and I imagine the referees really feel the identical – an amazing instance of excellent behaviour on the touchline, however I see others doing unbelievable issues, a few of them entering into a route I might by no means go, and nothing occurs. This I can talk about, as a result of I reside it. I reside day-by-day [on] the touchline.”
Requested why the likes of Klopp and Guardiola appear to be immune from any retrospective motion, Mourinho responded: “In all probability as a result of we do not say something.”
The Tottenham head coach went on to reward his Leicester counterpart Brendan Rodgers, whom he admires for carving out a profitable profession by nothing however exhausting work and dedication.
“Brendan needed to go to decrease divisions and smaller golf equipment earlier than he reached Liverpool and Scotland [Celtic] and went to Leicester,” mentioned Mourinho. “Nothing was given to him on a silver plate. I all the time felt he was a younger man with expertise and want to study.
“He is a implausible coach. That is the one factor I can say, it is nothing to do with our relationship, and I am actually completely satisfied he is doing so nicely.”
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