Breaking: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp Attack Mourinho, Shocked At Pochettino Sacking.
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about the sack of Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino and the return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier League.
Speaking at a press briefing ahead of the weekend of Premier League action, he says he was shocked Pochettino was fired and he believes Mauricio will have no difficulties finding another top club to manage in Europe.
Speaking about Mourinho, he says Mourinho has been very ‘desperate’ to return and then continuing with a smile he says “Welcome back Jose! It’s nice to have him back. He also went on to say it will be “interesting” to see how he performs in the hotseat in north London.
Solskjaer who replaced Mourinho at Manchester United and who has had to live with regular comparison to his annoyance spoke about Mourinho’s controversial behaviour and relationship with the press saying, ‘I can start with it’s good to have Jose back definitely especially for you guys and maybe for me, you can talk and write about everything else”. He also takes another dig at Mourinho when he praises Pochettino saying “and for Mauricio it’s always sad when one of your colleagues, a good man loses job before Christmas, I wish him all the best.’
Jose Mourinho has in the past not taken kindly to negative comments and there are already speculations in the press that he will respond to Klopp, Solskjaer and other managers in the Premier League that have taken subtle digs at him
Mourinho has sealed a return to management at Tottenham , replacing Mauricio Pochettino less than 24 hours after the Argentinian was sacked.
Mourinho made a vow in 2015 that he would never take over at Tottenham due to his affection with Chelsea – only to go back on his word as he took the Spurs job on Wednesday.
Today, Lampard insisted: “I can firmly say no, and you can replay that in 10 years.
“It wouldn’t happen.”
When asked whether Mourinho’s decision was an insult to the supporter base who saw him lift three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, Lampard played down the idea of animosity.
“Mourinho has worked at a lot of clubs and you have to respect his right to work,” he added.
“That’s his decision, whether fans judge you or not is out of your hands.”