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Category: José Mourinho

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Nice guy managers become puppets, says Mourinho in dig at Solskjær

• Former Manchester United manager scathing over successor• José Mourinho says some United players have too much powerJosé Mourinho has appeared to suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjær has become “a puppet” at Manchester United, with the former manager admittin…

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José Mourinho predicted to be back at Real Madrid within days

• Former president Ramón Calderón believes move is imminent• ‘Mourinho will be the perfect shield against the unhappiness’José Mourinho could be back in charge of Real Madrid as early as Monday, according to the club’s former president Ramón Calderón. …

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Manchester United reveal £19.6m payoff for José Mourinho and his staff

• Manager compensated following his sacking in December• Portuguese’s next move will be to host show on Russian TVManchester United made a payoff of almost £20m to José Mourinho and his staff, the club’s half-yearly accounts have revealed.Mourinho was …

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José Mourinho to start new job … as host on Russian TV show

Mourinho to host fortnightly Champions League showProgramme will air from 7 March until 1 JuneJosé Mourinho is to host a football show on RT providing coverage of the Champions League. Related: José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up som…

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

• Case in Spain relates to period as Real Madrid manager• Mourinho exchanges one-year sentence for a fineJosé Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the former Real Madrid and …

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Unai Emery backs Mourinho sacking and warns of Manchester United threat

• ‘They lost a lot of points,’ says Arsenal manager• Emery promises to field strong lineup in FA Cup tieUnai Emery believes Manchester United’s decision to sack José Mourinho in December was completely justified given their low points tally and lack of…

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José Mourinho must bin blame game and learn from his failings at United | Daniel Taylor

Manchester United’s former manager fails to show any hint of humility or to acknowledge he made mistakes at Old TraffordThe people who used to work with Sven-Göran Eriksson tell a story about the former England manager, going back to the European Champ…

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José Mourinho bemoans lack of backing compared to Klopp and Guardiola

• Former Manchester United manager points our rivals’ spending• ‘Pep made great decisions, great decisions that were supported’The former Manchester United manager José Mourinho has claimed Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp were afforded more luxuries tha…

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‘I belong at the top’: José Mourinho plots return after United sacking – video

A bullish José Mourinho insisted he will return to club management at the elite level despite his underwhelming spell at Manchester United. In his first major interview since leaving the club in December, he also claimed last season’s second-place fini…

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José Mourinho rejects criticism of Manchester United tenure

• Portuguese says his next job will be in ‘top-level football’• ‘People don’t know what is going on behind the scenes’José Mourinho has rejected criticism of his time at Manchester United, amid reports of player unrest and a fallout with Paul Pogba.Spe…

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Solskjær’s approach shows players are not sets of data, but humans | Jonathan Wilson

The Norwegian’s man-management at Manchester United has been top class – but the game against Tottenham will show whether he has the tactical nous to beat the bestNobody realistically doubts that Manchester United’s game against Tottenham on Sunday rep…

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José Mourinho breaks cover to rule himself out of Benfica managerial role

• ‘I am fine at the moment. I am not an option for Benfica’• Mourinho stays tight-lipped over Manchester United exitJosé Mourinho has spoken publicly to rule himself out of the vacant manager’s job at Benfica, but refused to make any further comment on…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær lifts the gloom on a season in need of salvage

Manchester United’s stand-in manager went back to basics at Cardiff to provide an antidote to the misery of the Mourinho eraSaturday evening in Cardiff did not really feel like work for Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The man who sealed Manchester United’s treble…

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Respect? Following José Mourinho at Manchester United was a crazy ride

Jamie Jackson, our Manchester reporter, saw all too clearly the good and bad sides of the sacked oneJosé Mourinho’s “respect, respect, respect” meltdown after Manchester United’s 3-0 loss to Tottenham was bizarre to witness for a reporter who has cover…

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Busy Christmas makes it easier for Pep Guardiola to keep players happy

• Manchester City manager ready to use all his squad• Guardiola: ‘At some point they will all be needed’Manchester City are having to train on Christmas Day for their Boxing Day visit to Leicester but Pep Guardiola is trying to see the positives in the…

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‘The first thing is the first game,’ says Ole Gunnar Solskjær – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær insists that he is focusing on his first game, despite admitting that he would like to become the permanent manager at Manchester United when his interim period ends.The club appointed their former striker as caretaker until the end…

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Sports quiz of the week: Gareth Bale, José Mourinho and au revoir Del Boy

Who jumped the gun? Who imbibed? Who lost in New York?José Mourinho leaves Manchester United without having won a Premier League trophy. Where else did he fail to win a league title?ChelseaReal Madrid InternazionalePortoHe won league titles at all four…

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Manchester United cannot turn back clock – the era of one-club rule is over | Paul Wilson

Illustrious past that is impossible to replicate is undermining managers at Old Trafford as Mourinho found to his costA football journalist should never welcome the departure of a leading manager, particularly one as notable and quotable as José Mourin…