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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester United suffered a 0-3 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night, which means the Red Devils are now struggling in the middle of Premier League table with only 3 points after 3 games so far.

Speaking after the game, former Chelsea manager José Mourinho had a clash with a journalist as he called for more ‘respect’ despite United’s crushing defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford.

He said: “You want to make the miracle of my team played so well and strategically we were so, so good and you want to try and transform this press conference into ‘let’s blame the guy’… you can try. Keep trying.”

“When I win matches I come here many times and you are not happy and you say the most important is the way of playing. I need to know what is the most important thing if it is is to play well or win matches?” 
“Just to finish, do you know the result? 3-0. 3-0. Do you know what this means? It also means, 3 Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me… and two for them”.

Then, walking out of the room, Mourinho added: “Respect. Respect. Respect. Respect.”

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Maurizio Sarri has also been asked if he wants to be labelled with a nickname just as José Mourinho did with “The Special One”.

The new Chelsea manager, speaking at his first press conference in Stamford Bridge, told journalists: “I would like everyone here just to call me Maurizio. Just Maurizio”.

On Mourinho: “He has won everything and I think that this is enough for a manager. Someone who has this track record does not need a description. We are talking about a world level manager. I esteem Pep, and the other managers, my style is closest to Guardiola”

And on Guardiola: Well he is a class act, he is a champion and a genius. It is difficult to explain his insights. Clearly he had some difficulties in the first year, but reaching 100 points in Premier League is extraordinary and might not be repeated. For us we need to fill in a gap. I hope last year was an occasional gap”.

About his past faux pas towards Roberto Mancini back in 2016 and an Italian journalist last season, Sarri noted:  “People make mistakes”.

“One was made when I was angry, the other was not a mistake because she was a journalist who I shared jokes with for three years, it was miscronstued. Those who know me very well, I am not homophobic/racist or sexist”.

“I do not have this type of problem and I hope to show this when I work and live here. Mistakes were made and you have to apologise and a professional attitude is needed”.

About the relationship with Roman Abramovich: “This is something where our owner is a reserved person. I don’t want to start a work relationship with him by speaking about private things. This is a private relationship and I hope this is respected, also given the characteristics of our owner”.

 

 

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Chelsea fan and tennis star Dominic Thiem was delighted after meeting his childhood idol José Mourinho at ATP Finals in London.

The Austrian tennis player is participating at the last ATP tournament of the year at O2 Arena, London, and he met Chelsea legend José Mourinho after his game against Novak Djokovic last Sunday, with the Manchester United manager watching his great performance from the VIP box courtside.

Thiem, a long-time Chelsea fan, lost 2-1 after winning a strong challengend first set against the ex Number 1 in ATP ranking, but Portuguese was full of praise with him and presented him with his VIP pass with a special dedication: “A star is born, a big hug”.

Thiem, number 10 in ATP ranking, revealed after his win against Gael Monfils today that became a Chelsea fan when he was 12, during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea and that the Portuguese was one of his childhood heroes. Meeting Jose was a dream coming true for him and the Austrian tennis player also revealed that the ex Blues boss nice words gave him a special motivation, in addition to relieving his disappointment for the defeat.

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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has been linked with a move to Manchester United yesterday.

New manager Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on signing the Chelsea midfielder this summer, despite a host of Red Devils’ fans would not be happy to welcome a man who played for two of United’s biggest rivals.

In fact, the 29 year-old played 283 Premier League games for both Arsenal and Chelsea in his Premier League career.

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Incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is willing to pay £60million to bring Willian to Old Trafford, according to the Sun. 

The Special One has signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m three years ago, and the Brazil international is expected to be eager to link up with Mourinho again.

The 27-year-old said: “Jose is one of the most successful coaches in the world and Manchester United will be stronger with him as manager.”

“I played some of my best football under Mourinho. He is a special coach and I have a great relationship with him.”

“Winning the Premier League with him was one of the highlights of my career. I was sad things didn’t work out after that.”

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Former Chelsea player and manager assistant Ray Wilkins spoke about Jose Mourinho’s impending at arrival at Manchester United and he told Sky Sports News HQ: “Its important for him to hit the ground running with a different style of football, I think jose will want to play possession ball but he will be far more progressive in the movement of the ball.”

Then Wilkins added: “Manchester United used to do 50 passes and go nowhere but get it forward in a speedier fashion.”

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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Josè Mourinho: “I think it is a good wedding with United because Mourinho knows the Premier League really well. He is one of the best coaches in the world and Manchester United at this moment need someone who can improve what they did in the last two years with Louis van Gaal.”

“I have a good relationship with Mourinho. In the past we had some discussion through newspapers. But I still have a good relationship. I’m not saying we talked every day but sometimes we sent regards through our mutual friends.” 

He added: “I was close  to Manchester United before I went to Real Madrid in 2013. I had the chat with Ferguson and at the end I had already given my word to Real Madrid. I have said my experience of Real Madrid is that I would like to come back to England. But I had the possibility to sign for Bayern.” 

When asked about van Gaal’s experience at Old Trafford, Ancelotti replied: “There are different opinions about the job of Van Gaal, no? My opinion is that he arrived in a moment when he needed to rebuild a team after Rio Ferdinand, after Scholes, after Giggs, after Ferguson and it takes time.”

 

 

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Former Chelsea boss Josè Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but still no agreement has been reached to become their new manager, according to SkySports.

The Special One is expected to be close to replacing Louis van Gaal as manager at Old Trafford following reports in Italy suggested the deal was about to be done.

However, it is understood that no formal approach has been made and no agreement has been reached between Red Devils and Josè Mourinho.

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According to Bild Josè Mourinho is the new manager of Manchester United

The German newspaper also claimed that former Chelsea boss Mourinho signed a contract until 2019 and that Red Devils have just to announce the deal. Moreover Mourinho would be keen on bidding for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to bring him to Old Trafford, as the Swedish star leaves PSG at the end of his contract.

Bild’s claim is presented as a matter of fact: it’s a done deal

The headline reads “Mourinho is Schweinsteiger’s new boss”.

Here’s the tweet about Josè Mourinho and Louis van Gaal:

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