Jose Mourinho will soon get offers from top European clubs: Former assistant Clarke

first_imgClubs will be lining up to speak to “serial winner” Jose Mourinho after his sacking at Manchester United, his former assistant Steve Clarke has said.United sacked Mourinho on Tuesday after suffering their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the current Premier League campaign.”I’m sure he won’t be short of offers, that’s for sure,” Kilmarnock boss Clarke, who was Mourinho’s assistant during Chelsea’s league title wins in 2005 and 2006, told Sky Sports.”He’ll look at the market in the future and I’m pretty sure one of the top clubs in Europe will come calling soon and offer him another job. He’s a serial winner.”Clarke said it was hard to characterize Mourinho’s tenure at United as being a “failure”.”He won three trophies — the Community Shield, the Europa League, the League Cup — so it’s three trophies more than Liverpool in the same period, more than Tottenham,” Clarke added.”So was he a failure or was he not a failure? I’m not sure. He finished second last year.”Also Read | Lionel Messi bags fifth Golden Shoe award: I didn’t expect all thisAlso Read | Indian football team gets new kit ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019last_img read more

José Mourinho hails ‘phenomenal’ Paul Pogba after Manchester United sink City

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on Pinterest Read more Paul Pogba Pep Guardiola Share on Facebook The Observer Manchester City José Mourinho Manchester United Topicscenter_img news Share via Email Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Pogba inspires dramatic comeback win as Manchester United spoil City’s party Share on WhatsApp Paul Pogba was the pivotal figure in the memorable Manchester derby that prevented the Premier League leaders wrapping up the title early, scoring two quick goals to trigger the most unlikely of comebacks, and Pep Guardiola made a point of speaking to the United midfielder on the pitch. “I wanted to congratulate him on the result,” Guardiola said, defusing speculation that he might have been apologising for claiming that Pogba’s agent allegedly offered him to City in January.José Mourinho also played down the significance of the disclosure – “I have not spoken to Paul about that. I am not interested in who is right” – and went on to praise Pogba’s contribution over the past week.“He played well against Swansea, he produced some very good work in training, and along with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera he was phenomenal against City,” the United manager said. “At half-time I said I wanted my defenders to be more confident and need to see more from Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sánchez, but I told my midfield players they didn’t need to improve. They were already playing well, and once we got the goals we knew we were mentally strong enough to see the game out.“Sometimes when you are losing the instinct is to change things immediately, but I didn’t have that feeling so we stayed the same. We have a good chance to finish second now, we needed points to make sure we could do that and we managed to get them in the most difficult place, the stadium where no one else in the league has managed to win this season.”“We wanted to win this game, I won’t deny that, but we always knew who we were playing,” Guardiola said. “United are in second, and they showed why. They only had three shots on target and they were all goals. At this level you need to be clinical at the front and solid at the back.“We are sad for our fans, but we still have 84 points and now we have to be brave to stand up again and focus on Liverpool. At Anfield the problem was that we did not create any chances. At least we corrected that here. Even after going behind we created good positions, and but for a good save from David de Gea we might have had another goal.”last_img read more