Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

I'm 'one of the greatest' managers - Mourinho

I'm 'one of the greatest' managers - Mourinho

One high-profile bookmaker has made a decision to pay out on Jose Mourinho being sacked as Manchester United manager.

A defeat would cause a frenzy which could have disastrous implications for Mourinho's United future.

The general feeling is that a marching order for Mourinho might just be around the corner but whether this will happen after Burnley game, we'll have to wait and see.

Dyche said: "My respect for people like Jose is because I am a young manager, learning the game, and these people have done enormous amounts in the game, for the game".

Mourinho no longer has control over transfer matters and the club's willingness to give a lucrative new contract to a player he does not wish to keep further undermines his position.

The 44-year-old Wales boss is 12-1 with some bookmakers to succeed Mourinho but said yesterday: 'Keep your money in your pockets.

City host Newcastle United on Saturday, while United travel to Burnley on Sunday - both opponents without a win this season.

"Not small titles, proper titles, and my second place last season was one of my greatest achievements in football".

Guardiola believes his squad is up to the job and he is happy with performance levels in the opening weeks of the new campaign, with two wins before last weekend's surprise draw at promoted Wolves.

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"Of course we are judged for the titles we get".

"Did you read any philosopher or in your information you never spent time reading Hegel?"

"We are the last team in England to win a European cup".

When Mourinho was told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp faced similar questions last season, Mourinho responded: "Because he never won anything in worldwide [competition], for example".

"Only the players know exactly who we are and normally even then we are judged - if they play, the manager is good, if they don't play the manager is not good". I think they've got the right man and should stick with him.

Jose Mourinho has found an unlikely ally in Pep Guardiola after the Manchester City manager jumped to the defence of the Portuguese coach.

This has been a hard week for Mourinho, but his comments and actions following the defeat to Spurs on Monday night have made clear how much he's appreciated the United supporters' reaction to him and his team.

"People forget that. In this job you get questioned for what is happening now - people soon forget your history and what you've done".

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