Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Chelsea and Man Utd in first interview

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 by

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Chelsea and Man Utd in first interview
Tottenham have appointed Jose Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino (Image: GETTY)

The new Spurs manager has been quick to aim a dig at his former Premier League clubs after replacing Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham were quick to replace Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho and the Special One has been just as fast to criticise his former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Special One has made comments on youth players and taken a dig in the process.

Mourinho claims that there is no manager in the world that doesn’t like to give youngsters their chance.

But his comments also suggest he doesn’t think players at Chelsea and Manchester United were particularly ready for an opportunity at the top level.

Speaking to Spurs TV, he said: “There is not one manager in the world that doesn't like to play young players and to help young players to develop - not one.

“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.

“So I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need.

“Of course I always look forward to working with that profile.”

Tottenham made the shock decision to sack Pochettino last night with the club sitting down in 14th in the Premier League.

That means Spurs are 11 points off the top four with Manchester City currently occupying that position.

Tottenham announced the appointment of Mourinho this morning in a move which shocked many in the football world.

And the ex-United boss has praised the club for their style and the way they conduct the business.

He said: “To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard, but beautiful, one of the places I used to go with passion but also with respect.

“Good players, good style of play was something the Club developed in the past decade so it’s true, even as an opponent, there was always huge respect between me and the Club.

“I met you in cup finals, in semi-finals, in big matches and to keep that respect was probably in the back of my mind that one day I could be one of you!”

Tottenham return to action on Saturday lunchtime when they take on West Ham in the Premier League.

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