Pep praises Mourinho while admits surprise at Pochettino's sacking

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Published on November 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

Pep praises Mourinho while admits surprise at Pochettino's sacking

Pep Guardiola describes Jose Mourinho as "incredible", while also admitting he was surprised by Mauricio Pochettino's sacking.


Pep praises Mourinho while admits surprise at Pochettino's sacking

SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON JOSE MOURINHO'S RETURN TO ENGLISH FOOTBALL, SAYING: "I think you know him better than me, he was many years here in different clubs.

Welcome back.

An incredible manager and I'm pretty sure he'll do a good job." REPORTER: "Were you surprised with

Class="kln">Tottenham's decision to part company with Mauricio Pochettino?" GUARDIOLA: "I was a little, Mauricio has done an incredible job.

All the managers that are judged by the titles you win but it is not the truth.

In the end it is the job you have done and the club was better.

Always the managers when they leave it is to know if the club and team are better than the moment when they take over and I think it happened.

But, decisions are made and there is nothing else to say." STORY:

Class="kln">Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola described Jose Mourinho as an "incredible manager" on Friday (November 22).

Mourinho was on Wednesday (November 20) named as Mauricio Pochettino's successor following the Argentinian's sacking.

Guardiola also admitted surprise at the decision to axe Pochettino, who had led Spurs to last season's Champions League final earlier this year.

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