28 Jan Different managers aren’t punished like me
Jose Mourinho has urged officers to clamp down on Jurgen Klopp if mandatory when Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool in Thursday’s Premier League conflict after reiterating his declare that different managers are proven extra leniency for his or her touchline behaviour.
The Spurs boss clashed along with his Liverpool counterpart Klopp following the reverse fixture in December, exchanging indignant phrases at full-time earlier than Mourinho steered afterwards that: “If I behave the identical method on the touchline, I don’t stay there.”
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Mourinho was cautious to not point out Klopp by title however requested whether or not he anticipated something totally different when the 2 teams face one another once more in north London, he mentioned: “You already know, in my case, I felt an evolution. In my private case, I felt an evolution on the emotional management. I felt an evolution of the calmer I’m, the higher I can learn the sport and I’m even comfortable that my assistants go to the touchline generally for communication and I keep in a privileged place.
“And I felt that I needed to change my behaviour, which I’m actually, actually proud of. That is my private case. I can’t communicate for different guys.
“What I can communicate is after I did not behave nicely, I paid the worth in two methods. One was to see matches on TV, within the dressing room and one other value was huge cash fines.
“And I really feel that a few of the different guys, it would not occur the identical with them. But when the referee and the fourth official are there to do their job, I simply hope they do their job and to behave the way in which they need to act.”
Mourinho, who has amassed Football Affiliation fines of roughly £295,000 since first managing in England in 2004, additionally admitted he was not notably near Klopp despite the fact that the pair have managed teams in opposition to one another 12 occasions courting again to October 2012.
“I haven’t got [Leicester City boss] Brendan [Rodgers’] cellphone quantity, like I’ve [Wolves manager] Nuno [Espirito Santo],” he mentioned. “So yesterday I might ship ‘comfortable birthday’ to Nuno, I could not to Brendan. So by means of you, comfortable birthday Brendan. As a result of me, Nuno and Brendan, all three birthdays are the identical day and you do not neglect when you have got mates with the identical birthday.
“I am not a good friend of Jurgen as a result of I by no means had time with Jurgen. Nuno was my participant [at Porto], Brendan labored in my membership [Chelsea] for a few years. So when you have got one thing in widespread or know the individual nicely, you may say ‘I like him, he is my good friend’ or ‘I do not like him, he isn’t my good friend.’
“With Jurgen, it is 5 minutes earlier than or after match. He is a colleague I respect, I haven’t got any issues with him and I imagine he is the identical with me. No issues in any respect.”