Mourinho attacks Premier League managers for touchline antics
Mourinho attacks Premier League managers for touchline antics and insists he is ‘a great example of good behaviour’
Jose Mourinho has renewed his attack on Premier League managers for their touchline behaviour, while insisting he is “a great example of good behaviour”.
Mourinho has fallen foul of the Football Association’s fury a few times during his time in England, having recently had two spells at Chelsea and one at Manchester United before his ebb and flow stretch with Tottenham.
The Portuguese, who was broadly given a touchline boycott in 2016 subsequent to kicking a water bottle during a 1-1 draw among United and West Ham, was engaged with another warmed occurrence in the wake of watching his Spurs side lose 2-1 at Liverpool on Wednesday.
A feeling of aggression was identified as Mourinho traded words with Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp after the last whistle, with the previous uncovering the subtleties of the discussion in his post-coordinate meeting.
“I told him [Klopp] the best team lost and he disagreed, but that’s his opinion,” he said. “If I behave the same way he does on the touchline, I do not stay there. That’s animated? For some reason I am different.”
The prior night, Pep Guardiola got away from discipline after apparently attempting to get the fourth official’s electronic load up before four minutes of stoppage time were appeared toward the finish of Manchester City’s 1-1 attract at home to West Brom.
Mourinho doesn’t comprehend why his companions keep on pulling off such conduct, as he revealed to Sky Sports in front of Spurs’ conflict with Leicester City on Sunday.
“I was for many years a good example of bad behaviour on the touchline, and I was always punished for it,” he said.
“In this moment, I honestly consider myself – and I believe the referees feel the same – a great example of good behaviour on the touchline, but I see others doing incredible things, some of them going in a direction I would never go, and nothing happens. This I can speak about, because I live it. I live day-by-day [on] the touchline.”
Asked why the likes of Klopp and Guardiola seem to be immune from any retrospective action, Mourinho responded: “Probably because we don’t say anything.”
The Tottenham head coach went on to praise his Leicester counterpart Brendan Rodgers, whom he admires for carving out a successful career through nothing but hard work and dedication.
“Brendan had to go to lower divisions and smaller clubs before he reached Liverpool and Celtic and went to Leicester,” said Mourinho. “Nothing was given to him on a silver plate. I always felt he was a young guy with talent and desire to learn.
“He’s a fantastic coach. That’s the only thing I can say, it’s nothing to do with our relationship, and I’m really happy he’s doing so well.”