Jose Mourinho will be in charge of the Tottenham Hotspur team when they will visit the Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018 after a two-and-a-half-year spell at the Old Trafford. He guided the club to EFL Cup and Europa League wins during his time at the helm of the club.
The Portuguese has now returned to management on 20th November. He has taken over Tottenham Hotspur just a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the north London club.
Tottenham have found their form again under Mourinho. They have won 3 consecutive matches under Mourinho in all competitions. He is now all focused on his Tottenham career and said that his Manchester United chapter is closed.
Mourinho told at a media conference: “This [Manchester United] is a closed chapter for me. I left the club and took my time to process everything that happened. I took my time to prepare myself for the next challenge. Honestly, Manchester United for me now is in my book of experiences; it’s in my history book.”
“I feel good. I like to play big matches; I like to play against the best teams and that is the most important thing. Going back to Old Trafford is to go back to a place where I was happy. I can say that I was happy. I have a great relationship with Manchester United supporters. I went back as a pundit, which is a different perspective. I was really humbled by such a beautiful reception.”
“On Wednesday, I go back as the coach of the team that is going is try to beat Manchester United and that maybe gives a different perspective.”
Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also told at a media conference: “[Mourinho will receive a] very good reception; that’s just a testament to this club and these supporters. Of course, they remember the two-and-a-half years when he won trophies. So, for me, I’m 100 percent sure our fans, staff and club will welcome him.”
He further added: “I don’t think whoever the manager of the opposition team is will change [the players’] motivation. They’re motivated to do well for Manchester United, for themselves, for us as a group going forward. They also know it’s about improving every day in training, but every time you step onto that pitch, it’s a chance to be a part of this long-term.”
“And that’s always been the case at Manchester United when you put the shirt on; it doesn’t matter who you play against, you’ve got to give it your all. The boys are a bit disappointed after Sunday [when they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa] but now it’s all eyes on Wednesday.”
Mourinho will be out there to win the match for Tottenham Hotspur against his former club Manchester United and prove his ability and the point that he is still “The Special One”.
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