Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that he wouldn’t judge Jose Mourinho for his troubles with the English media and praised the Portuguese for what he has achieved so far in his career.
Mourinho is under pressure following consecutive Premier League defeats to Brighton and Tottenham, and the former Real Madrid manager made his life worse by saying that he had won more Premier League titles alone, than the rest of the 19 managers combined.
“I said many times I don’t judge, of course we are judged for the titles we get now, especially if you have won titles as it can work,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference before facing Newcastle united.
“The history, the way Jose did in all the places he was – it’s hat’s off. There is no doubts about his quality.
“You need players, good clubs that sustain you and support you, patience.
“Our position is results. Every manager what he believes, what he likes, tries to get results in his own style and the way he trains. We are judged on the results we get.
“Only the players know exactly how you are as a manager because they know you and see you every day. They have more information than the rest of the world – the fans, the media, everybody.
“I have said many times, for example with myself, I have won at amazing clubs with amazing players, but if that had not happened I would not have won titles.
“But there are many many managers who don’t win titles who are excellent. That’s why on one side it happens because you have something special to win titles but the other side managers are so good it is not necessary to win because good clubs, good players sustain you.
“In many circumstances, the manager cannot control it. That does not mean they are not good.
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