Jose Mourinho arrogant? Surely not.
“Luckily, Mourinho’s destructive tactics, aimed solely at provoking and destroying the opponents’ gameplan, did not work,” Hitzfeld wrote in German football magazine Kicker.
“Such a way of playing does not relate to the demands of Real, it’s really shameful for Real Madrid. It harms the good name and image of this legendary club.”
“I’ve met him at UEFA meetings and his behaviour is faithful to his image: arrogant, haughty, chewing gum and somewhat of a boor.”
“Barca should make him pay on the pitch,” (Kicker)
It’s very rare for a serving manager to be so bold and blatant in his opinion of another but Switzerland national team coach Ottmar Hitzfeld wasn’t holding back when he described the Real Madrid boss in less than glowing terms.
Hitzfeld’s proven record in club management somehow make his comments more astonishing, the Austrian is one of only three managers to have won the European Cup/Champions League with two different clubs, and clearly is no fan of the Portuguese boss dubbed the ‘Special One’.
Will Jose Mourinho last long enough to conduct a second season at the Bernabeu.