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Gary Neville has named the legendary boxer Jose Mourinho reminds him of

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Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers the Premier League has ever seen.

The Portuguese manager has enjoyed great success at Chelsea, having won the Premier League title three times in two different stints, and is currently overseeing Manchester United's return to the top of English football.

However, Mourinho has not always been applauded for the tactics he employs.

The former Real Madrid man usually does everything possible to win, meaning his teams are not always easy on the eye.

And, after starting off the season with a series of free-flowing attacking performances, in recent weeks Mourinho has reverted back to defensive tactics in order to grind out results.

Although the tactics he employs usually gets results, Mourinho has been heavily criticised for this unattractive style of football.

But, Gary Neville has applauded the 54-year-old for his tactics, claiming that rival managers are almost afraid of Mourinho's counter-attacking style of football.

And Neville also added that Mourinho reminds him of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who also employed the tactics needed to grind out results.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, the Sky Sports pundit said: "I would say Pochettino and Klopp have reputations for being wonderful attacking coaches but Mourinho is a bit like Mayweather.

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"Mayweather was called boring at times where he used defence as a weapon and let others tire themselves out.

"Klopp in that game the other week didn't feel like he could fully go for it because he thought Mourinho could do him with a Mourinho masterclass.

"Tottenham lacked the belief to really go for it because I think it gets into their heads. 'I can't get done on the counter attack, he'll do me'.

"He deserves more respect.

"That little shush was 'be quiet, I'm going to do it my way and we are going to win my way.'"

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