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Mourinho aims slight dig at Nuno Espirito Santo

Mourinho aims slight dig at Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of Tottenham Spurs-Wolves clash

December 13, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The ex-FC Porto manager and his former apprentice will go head to head at the Molineux on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho has fired a subtle shot at Wolverhampton Wanderers' manager Nuno Espirito Santos ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash. The Portuguese manager remarked that he rates his compatriot as being way better as a manager than he was as a goalkeeper.

The pair will reunite once more as managers of different clubs after being together at FC Porto. While Jose Mourinho was in charge of the historic side that won the 2004 UEFA Champions League, the current Wolves headcoach served as a backup goalkeeper of the club.

In hindsight, the pair have already four encounters following Wolves' return to top-flight football from the Championship in 2018. Interestingly, Mourinho is yet to win in any of the meetings with Nuno's side leading in the head to head comparison with two wins and two draws.

'A much better manager than a player,' Mourinho remarked in Friday's pre-match presser.

'I'm not saying he was a bad player, I'm saying he is a much better coach than a player.

'I think he'll be happy because he sees what he is now. And that's the career he has now, he is not a player anymore. He is doing really, really amazing work.

'For me has one of the best teams from a tactical point of view. And when I say that, I'm not referring to the system they play, or it's the best to play, or not the best to play.

'I'm saying that's the way he wants to play and his team plays exactly the way he wants to play. His players are perfect for the puzzle.

'So the characteristics and qualities are perfectly adapted to the ideas he has for his team. So I think really, really fantastic work he is doing.'

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