Gerrard offers one word to describe Man Utd boss Mourinho

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 12: Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard says it would be “foolish to write off” Jose Mourinho and has revealed the one word he thinks of when asked to describe the Manchester United boss.

Gerrard, 38, is now boss of Rangers and his start as a manager at senior level, has been an encouraging one with the Gers in third place and just two points behind Rangers.

Gerrard and current Man Utd boss Mourinho have never worked together, despite several opportunities during Gerrard’s time at Anfield

The Whiston-born Gerrard though is a huge fan of the Portuguese boss and even described Mourinho as his “dream” manager in 2015.

And it comes as no surprise that Gerrard has offered his support for Mourinho, who is trying to ride out a storm at United after a slow start to the season has left them in eighth place.


When asked how he would describe Mourinho, Gerrard told The Guardian: “I think of one word: winner.

“He’s a winner. When winners feel that stuff around them is affecting their chances of winning then maybe the behaviour changes.

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“But he’s still a world-class manager and he’s already won things at United. It wouldn’t surprise me if he won more trophies at United.

“I think it’s him doing things on purpose, to galvanise and get that siege mentality. It would be foolish to write him off.”