Man United news: Jose Mourinho insists he has 'matured'by Rohan Toure 20/03/2017 11:51:00 0 comments 1 Views
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- Jose Mourinho is known as one of the most outspoken managers in England
- However the Manchester United manager claims he has 'matured' in his career
- He says he is now able to switch off after work and not think about football
By Matthew Smith For Mailonline
Published: 11:00 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 11:51 EDT, 20 March 2017
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims he has 'matured' as a manager and is now 'more peaceful' than he was at the start of his career.
Mourinho has a reputation as being one of the most outspoken managers in the Premier League, most recently claiming English football authorities don't care about cluttered fixture lists of teams who compete in Europe, like United.
However he says he has learned to switch off at the end of the day and to be able not to think about football outside of work.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims he has 'matured' as a manager
Mourinho has a reputation as being one of the most outspoken managers in England
Mourinho says he has learned to switch off at the end of the day and not think about football
In an interview with France Football, he said: 'Mourinho the man tries to be the opposite of what the manager is. He tries to be discreet, calm. Find a way to disconnect.
'I can go home and not watch a football game, not think about football. I can do it. At the beginning of my career, I could not. I was constantly connected, 24 hours a day. I had to find a form of maturity.
'Today, I feel good with my personality as a man. I have matured, I am more peaceful. A victory no longer represents the moon, and a defeat hell.
'I believe that I am able to transmit this serenity to those who work with me, to my players. I have the same ambitions as before. The same involvement, the same professionalism, but I'm more in control of my emotions.'
Mourinho - who recently criticised the fixture list - says he is now more 'peaceful'
There is some evidence to contradict this statement from Mourinho, such as a touchline ban earlier this campaign after he kicked a bottle in anger during a game against West Ham United.
While he might say he has more control over his emotions than before, Mourinho nevertheless cannot resist a swipe at one of his managerial rivals, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola.
Mourinho and Guardiola first came into conflict as managers of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, and renewed their rivalries this season as bosses of the two Manchester clubs, with the Spaniard having previously managed Bayern Munich.
Mourinho also had a dig at rival Pep Guardiola's managerial record at Bayern Munich
Guardiola was successful at Bayern domestically, winning Bundesliga titles, but Mourinho says this involves nothing more than buying your rival's best players.
He said: 'In England, clubs are so economically powerful that the market is open to all. Take the example of Bayern in Germany. You know how they win the title every year? The summer before, they buy the best player of Borussia Dortmund. Gotze, then Lewandowski the following year, then Hummels last year.
'Me, I arrive at a club that has a great and prestigious history, but no club in England, whether it's Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, can be dominant permanently. Power has divided.'