Jose Mourinho: This is why I’m a head coach, not a manager

Date published: Saturday 11th August 2018 8:46

Jose Mourinho has lashed out at Manchester United’s board following the club’s summer transfer failings.

United ended as 2-1 winners against Leicester in Friday’s Premier League opener, but only after a looked increasingly nervy as the second half progressed, with Mourinho admitting he didn’t have enough substitutions available to him.

Reports have suggested that Mourinho is also frustrated that United didn’t manage to get any deadline day deals over the line, and he hinted at his anger in Friday’s post match interview.

“It’s important to win and play well, we played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us,” he told Sky Sports.

“We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have. Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt.

“It will be a difficult season for everybody, not just for us. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in. It’s the last time I speak about it. It’s over, the market is closed.

“That’s football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches. We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title.

“I am very pleased for Luke Shaw. He made one mistake in 90 minutes, he was very good defensively. He had a good pre-season.”

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