Mauricio Pochettino raves about ‘unbelievable’ Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Mauricio Pochettino opens up about Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Screengrab

Mauricio Pochettino has lavished praise on Jose Mourinho, insisting that the Portuguese coach has been an inspirational figure for him.

The Manchester United boss has cut a frustrated figure at Old Trafford in recent months after the Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last season.

Mourinho is aiming to steer Manchester United to a genuine Premier League title challenge this term after the Red Devils finished without a trophy last season.

The Portuguese coach led the Red Devils to a Europa League and League Cup double in his first season at the club, but Manchester United struggled to produce consistent form last term.

Mourinho is one of the most successful managers in history and Tottenham boss Pochettino admits that he was a role model for him earlier in his career.

Speaking at his news conference before Tottenham’s trip to Manchester United on Monday night, Pochettino said: “For every single manager who is younger than him, he was an inspiration.

“For everyone. Of course. I took a lot of things from him. So many things. He is an unbelievable manager.

“I am younger than him, of course. The circumstances that happen with me, that happen with other managers, they will happen, it is up and down.

“He is an inspirational manager for a manager like me.

“I have a very good relationship with ‘Mou’ from when I was a manager of Espanyol and I have full respect for him and the club.”

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since their famous final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

The Red Devils only signed three new players in the summer transfer window as they bolstered their squad for the new campaign.

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