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Mourinho aims dig at Klopp after Best Coach award

Mourinho aims dig at Klopp after Liverpool boss was named The Best FIFA Men's Coach

December 19, 2020 By Ali M.
Jose had interesting choice of words after Anfield boss was named the best coach in the world for 2020.

Jose Mourinho has aimed a sly dig at Jurgen Klopp just days after the pair clashed in the recent Liverpool vs Tottenham showdown. The Special One's latest comments came after the German boss was named The Best FIFA Men's Coach for 2020, with the Portuguese boss arguing his rival was not worthy of this honor.

This was a topic of controversy after the FIFA's award ceremony took place on Thursday. Klopp came away with the coveted prize winning the Premier League alone, an impressive feat, but one which paled in comparison to Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick, who took over the German giants months into the 2019/20 season only to lead die Roten to the treble.

After clinching the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal, and then the coveted UEFA Champions League; Flick went on to add the German and European Super Cup titles to his belt and is the favorite to win the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup tournament in February. For this reason, Mourinho argued that Flick deserved to be named The Best FIFA Men's Coach, jokingly asking whether two more competitions had to be created for Bayern Munich to win before their manager could be given the respect he deserves.

"I think the only chance for Flick to win is if Bayern find two or three new competitions for him to win," Mourinho said, as per the Daily Mail.

"So maybe if he wins seven titles in one season, maybe he wins the award.

"I believe he only won Champions League, the Bundesliga, German Cup, European Super Cup and German Super Cup.

"He only won five, including the biggest one of all.

"Poor Flick. I think the only chance is for Bayern to find two or three more trophies to see if he can win it."

While Mourinho's words can be interpreted as a dig, it's unlikely to spark a response from Klopp as the German boss agreed with this sentiment, admitting that Flick deserved this award. "I don't know why people voted for me. Flick deserved it for his titles."

This comes after an interesting exchange between Jose and Jurgen after Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 at Anfield. A late goal from Roberto Firmino earned the reigning Premier League champions all three points, but the Special One made sure to inform Klopp after the full-time whistle that "the best team lost". Unsurprisingly, this comment did not sit well with the Merseyside giants.

Jose is currently gearing up for another crucial league game, with his club taking on Leicester this time. Spurs will want to avoid back-to-back defeat as it would heavily dent their title hopes but Brendan Rodgers' side will be no walk in the park.

 

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Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2 Leicester City

December 20, 2020 9:15amTottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)

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