Warnock on Mourinho: “I think he is the best there is, I always have done.”
Neil Warnock has paid the boss a glowing compliment in his press conference ahead of our encounter this weekend and has compared him to a...
Neil Warnock has paid the boss a glowing compliment in his press conference ahead of our encounter this weekend and has compared him to a legend.
“I think he is the best there is, I always have done.
He is great for you guys (press) because he always has a quote on something.
When he came on the scene I was at Sheffield and he is such a good looking so and so. That started it off without being a good manager.
I just think he has signed well. It is alright having money but he knew he hadn’t got a striker last year.
In the January window if he had signed a striker he probably would have won the league last year.
But this year they have signed at least two quality players and I think they are a little notch above everybody else.
He is a good manager, he is a players’ manager.
We all say things probably that we may regret. I’m sure Jose has said a few things over the last 12 months that he might have regretted after but that’s how it is.
We thrust microphones in straight away, it is an emotional game. We have to talk to you within 20 minutes, you can’t have it all ways.
I think he is the nearest thing to Cloughie really.
Cloughie was around when I was younger and I think he (Mourinho) is that type. He is a players’ manager and yet they are not in his pockets.
He says it how it is, his team always want to play well and tactically when it comes to the tough games I think tactically he is spot on in the tough games as well.”
It's nice to hear other managers respect what the boss has achieved in the game and his tactical acumen. In addition, Warnock of all people has an understanding with the fact that managers are asked to give almost instant interviews or reactions to comments made earlier in the day in press conferences.
One thing I will say is that I no not believe that Jose Mourinho regrets anything he said in the last twelve months about Arsene Wenger!