Jose Mourinho feels ‘very sorry’ for sacked Man United boss David Moyes

Jose Mourinho expresses his sympathy for David Moyes after the Scot was sacked by Manchester United

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy for David Moyes after the Scot was sacked by Manchester United.

The Red Devils confirmed the worst-kept secret in football on Tuesday morning by relieving Moyes of his duties after just 10 months in charge at the club, with United languishing in seventh place in the Premier League.

I feel very sorry, but the decision I don’t comment on

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho, who was touted as a possible replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson before Moyes’ appointment last May, refused to comment on United’s decision but admitted that he feels “very, very sorry” for the ex-Everton boss.

“My reaction to David is just for David, which is [that] I feel very, very sorry, I feel very disappointed,” said Mourinho after Chelsea’s goalless draw at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

“Not just for David but for everyone – every manager in the world that week after week lose their jobs.

“So I feel very sorry, but the decision I don’t comment on, absolutely not.”

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has been installed as the early favourite to replace Moyes ahead of next season.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp insisted that he remains committed to the Bundesliga side.

“Manchester United is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans,” Klopp said. “But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”

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