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Charlton: Mourinho Wrong Man To Replace Fergie

Sir Bobby Charlton has yet again reiterated his opinion that Jose Mourinho doesn’t have the right character to be manager of Manchester United.

“A United manager wouldn’t do that,” Charlton said, referring to Mourinho gouging Tito Vilanova’s eye, then Barcelona’s assistant coach, in the 2011 Spanish Super Cup. “Mourinho is a really good coach but that’s as far as I would go really. He’s the manager of Real Madrid and we expect to play them in the Champions League by the end of the season.”

When it is put to him that it is difficult to imagine a United manager being allowed to get away with some of Mourinho’s behaviour, Charlton said: “You are right. He pontificates too much for my liking. He’s a good manager, though.”

But Ferguson admires Mourinho. “He doesn’t like him too much, though,” Charlton responded.

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  1. LT3313 says:

    I like Jurgen Klopp, his style is v much like United’s, attacking, pressing, industry, tempo. He seems to be a great coach who’s brough through great young players and his style *unlike Pep* is very well matched to United’s.

    Just make sure he brings Hummels and Gotze and he’ll be fine… fuck City, if they want to pay £20m a year to Mourinho let them, and let him blow £500m winning one european cup … we’ll still be United and our way is our identity, and we’ve stuck to that and we’re still the top club.

    Mourinho just seems too much of a prick and a troublemaker and likely to piss off after a couple of years and leave United in trouble. For those talking about the Glazers’ concerns… that’s a huge concern, what happens when he walks out on a dressing-room at each others’ throats !?


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