Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho seems to have taken a dig at current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his ex-club following his recent comments.
Mourinho has claimed a ‘nice guy’ manager can end up becoming a ‘puppet’ adding that time has proved his methods at Old Trafford were not the problem. The Portuguese was shown the door in December with Solskjaer taking over as caretaker boss and after four months he was appointed as the permanent manager. Despite bring a fresh approach, lifting the players’ motivation, the club ended up finishing sixth in the Premier League standing meaning no Champions League football for the Red Devils next season.
“Generally, the players can feel a certain erosion, especially when you ask a lot of them. When I say that the second season was fantastic, I say it because the potential and the objectives were met,” Mourinho told L'Equipe.
"I really squeezed, like an orange, to achieve them. When you have a very professional group of players who are ambitious, hard-working and talented, at a structured club, you don't have that erosion.
“When you are almost alone, in that you don't have the support of the club close to you, while certain players go somewhat against the coach, who is the nice guy. I don't want to be the nice guy, because the nice guy, after three months, is a puppet and that doesn't end well."
Mourinho has been linked with a number of clubs including Inter Milan and AS Roma.