JOSE MOURINHO can not stand his rivals fawning over Marcelo Bielsa.
Manchester Metropolis chief Pep Guardiola and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are among the many Leeds supervisor’s disciples, having worshipped his teaching strategies and hailed him as their Messiah.
Jose Mourinho is sick of the fixed praises Marcelo Bielsa is receiving from his managersCredit score: PA
Marcelo Bielsa’s philosophy has been hailed by a plethora of managersCredit score: AP
However present Spurs supremo Mourinho, whose facet host Leeds this lunchtime, mentioned: “I’m solely a disciple of my father and I don’t like that scenario in soccer.
“Even youthful coaches, even people who labored with me earlier than, I don’t like that: ‘Oh, they’re a disciple of Jose’. Everyone seems to be a person with their very own concepts. You may be influenced by one or one other however, in the long run, what issues is the person.
“And I feel to talk about Mr Bielsa is for individuals who know him properly. I don’t know him properly.
“I feel he was Athletic Bilbao coach in one of many seasons I used to be in Actual Madrid. Now could be the primary time we’re within the Premier League on the similar time.
“For positive, he needs to be an excellent coach however I’m not the particular person to analyse him as a result of I don’t know him even personally. I simply shook fingers a few occasions.”
The prospect of free- flowing luvvies’ favorite Bielsa taking up the Portuguese grinder could have the bearded hipsters wetting themselves and watching Colombian second division matches in pleasure.
However for all of the nonsense discuss of a distinction in types and philosophies, Spurs have solely scored FOUR fewer than the 30 Leeds have netted within the Prem to date this time period.
And Mourinho’s males have performed a recreation much less.
But the present narrative is Tottenham are unfavorable, having drawn two and misplaced two of their final 4 league fixtures.
Each of these attracts — at Crystal Palace on December 13 and at Wolves on Sunday — completed 1-1 after Spurs had led 1-0 at half-time.
However failing to kill off these video games led to widespread accusations of negativity.
Mourinho mentioned: “No person was saying that when Tottenham have been scoring six objectives towards Manchester United, 5 objectives towards Southampton and three objectives towards West Ham.
“No person was saying that then and no one could be saying that now if we had crushed Liverpool at Anfield.
“I settle for a really pragmatic evaluation which is that in some matches Tottenham are profitable 1-0 and within the second half don’t produce sufficient to attain extra objectives.
“I promise you what is occurring in our second halves away from residence after we are profitable 1-0 is just not one thing we need to do.”
Tottenham’s possible beginning XI: Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane, Son