Mourinho lifts lid on rapport with Mendes amid £60m Wolves star links

Date published: Friday 21st September 2018 12:30

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has little contact with ‘superagent’ Jorge Mendes, despite being his client.

Mendes controls some of the most high-profile players in the world, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Diego Costa and Angel Di Maria.

Interestingly, he is also the agent of Wolves star Ruben Neves, a player who has been linked with a move to Manchester United recently.

However, Mourinho has played down speculation by hinting he has not spoken about transfers with Mendes.

“I don’t speak with him for quite a long time to be honest, but when we speak we don’t speak about my job or his job, he’s my agent and that’s it,” he told reporters.

“But I think the work in Wolves is good because is not just about Portuguese influence, a Portuguese manager, a Portuguese staff and Portuguese players.

“It is also about getting the right ones and I think they got good young players and got also good experienced, stable players, so they got this season, the Portuguese national team goalkeeper, they got Moutinho that is one of the players of the 100 caps club, big stability in the team.

“The young ones are young boys with good potential and you can see the work of the coaching staff and the team is a really, really good team.”

Mourinho also spoke highly of countryman Nuno Espirito Santo, who guided Wolves to the Championship title with 99 points last season.

“When they are players you always have players you have a little bit of a feeling they can become managers, but I don’t think even then think about it, that team at Porto, I would say 75% of them are now managers, Nuno reaches the Premier League level and reached it be his own merit and credit.

“He didn’t come direct to the Premier League, he came to the Championship, so he earned the right to be a Premier League manager and fantastic work, the result speaks by itself.”

 

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