Jose Mourinho brilliantly explains how Klopp and Guardiola are treated 'different' to him


Jose Mourinho hasn't held back when speaking about some of his old rivals in the Premier League on his recent appearances for beIN SPORTS.

Having been sacked by Manchester United just over a month ago, the Portuguese is now unemployed and able to speak openly and honestly about his time at the club.

And he's been all too happy to condemn the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola.

On Klopp and Pochettino, Mourinho said earlier this week that it's easy to play well and not win and that the Liverpool and Tottenham managers need to change their styles.

And on his latest fascinating appearance alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray, Mourinho explained why Klopp and Guardiola receive preferential treatment.

"People sometimes confuse passion with emotional control," began Mourinho in the video below. "I'll give you an example that you know that I'm right.

"Similar situations with me and other managers - different consequences.

"When Mourinho behaves bad on the touchline, when Mourinho kicks the bottle, when Mourinho does this, when Mourinho does that, he's out, he's suspended, he's paying for this.

"When Jurgen does, he's special, when Pep does, he's special, when Mourinho does, he's out.

"Do you know that I had a stadium ban? I had a stadium ban. I had to watch my team in the hotel without being able to contact my team. It happened with me in the Stoke-Chelsea game.

"Compare the behaviours. You are speaking about embarrassing my kids - my kids are not kids anymore. They are 19 and 22. Of course I have changed from 10 or 15 years ago.

"I think about things. I think about the image and think about the club and try to behave in a certain way. People confuse that with passion.


"I just ask you to compare the same behaviours and the different consequences."

Mourinho has never helped himself with his behaviour on the touchline and comments in the press, but it has to be said that he's got a point.

Klopp and Guardiola have always been able to get away with more than Mourinho - though at this stage of his career and with the reputation he has, that's not about to change.

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