Mourinho denies the double meaning of his Juventus praise

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho, categorically denied that his praise to Juventus last week was a dig at Manchester United’s board.Ever since Jose Mourinho took control of Manchester United, he has repeatedly made many requests that the board has ignored and his praise to Juventus’ management last week appeared as a direct criticism to Ed Woodward.After the Red Devils lost against Juventus at Old Trafford, the Portuguese manager took quite a few minutes to give the highest praise to the Italian club’s organization and the way they plan their seasons every year.This Saturday ahead of United’s Premier League match against Everton, the Portuguese manager was questioned about these comments and he was pressed about how his analysis might have come across as a direct dig at the Red Devils’ board of directors.The Portuguese manager refused to discuss the details of what he really thinks, which indirectly spoke loudly about what he really thinks of the way that his transfer suggestions have been repeatedly rejected by Ed Woodward since he started working for the club.It’s clear that Jose Mourinho believes that the English giants are still a long way from clubs like Juventus, who plan their success with years of anticipation.“I am not going to discuss with you the way that I think Manchester United should be organized,” said Mourinho quoted by The Mirror.“One thing is to compliment Juventus, but it’s another to give my opinion on how Manchester United should or shouldn’t be organized at that level. But for me, the biggest compliment to Juventus is not even about their structure.”“My compliment is about the philosophy and the basic things behind the philosophy. In the tunnel, before the game, I was speaking with Mr Agnelli and I was telling him ‘since I left Inter, you have seven titles in a row and it looks like the eighth is coming.’”“And he told me: ‘I don’t want the eighth. I want 10 in a row.’ I think that’s a fantastic answer and a fantastic statement. They have won seven in a row, but they bought Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Leonardo] Bonucci and [Emre] Can and [Joao] Cancelo.”“They [Juventus] always want more and more and more. I think the objective of the club is happiness related to football results and they are going to chase that treble. If it is not this year, they are going to chase it next year.”“If it is not next year, they are going to chase it in the other years. To be honest, I don’t know the structure of how Juventus is run, but I like the philosophy behind their work.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“My belief is that you did not take me seriously when I said that the second position was a phenomenal position for us and that this season was going to be difficult.”“You did not take me seriously. You did not look to my experience and knowledge in football. In football now, every team is getting really powerful and is ready to invest millions.”“From my perspective, I have just to work. I am a coach and I do the best work I can do,” he concluded.Mourinho says United must invest to reach the level of Juventus, Barcelona, Madrid and City. #mufc [ESPN]— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 24, 2018After his rant, it’s quite evident that Jose Mourinho’s words were nothing more than a comparison between the two institutions and maybe even a job application that he left in the hands of the Juventus board for the future.Let us not forget that the Portuguese manager has already worked with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, and coaching Juventus in the future certainly is a possibility that nobody should discard because of this simple fact.We are still under the impression that the Portuguese manager is still keen on continuing his work with the Red Devils, but leaving a planted seed for the future is not such a bad idea, just in case things go sideways for him sooner rather than later.Harvard’s assistant football coach says he would welcome Juventus centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini, 34, and Leonardo Bonucci, 31, after Jose Mourinho said the pair could go to the American university “to give classes about how to be a central defender”. (TuttoJuve – in Italian)— Football Transfer News (@Niban11704723) October 26, 2018What’s your take on Jose Mourinho’s comparison between the Manchester United and Juventus boards? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img