Monday 16 September 2019

'He gets angry very quickly' - Jamie Carragher urges Jose Mourinho to follow Jurgen Klopp's lead

Jamie Carragher and (inset) Jose Mourinho
Jamie Carragher and (inset) Jose Mourinho
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should follow the lead of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in one key area as he looks to find his spark at Old Trafford.

Anfield legend Carragher has insisted it is too late to write off Mourinho’s hopes of reviving United despite overseeing their worst ever start to a Premier League season, yet the Sky Sports pundit told Yahoo that the United boss is sending out the wrong vibes to his players before and during games.

“Mourinho is being emotional on the side of the pitch, but probably not in a positive way and yet everything feels so different with Klopp,” said Carragher.

“When I look at Mourinho over the last year, he just looks like he gets angry very quickly and I wonder whether the players in his team are looking at him and wondering what he is up to.

“From what I can see looking in from the outside, Mourinho has taken his Chelsea problems into the Manchester United job and it should not be like that.

“This should be a fresh start for him, a renewed Jose, but all the grievances he had with referees and the FA are rumbling on in a new job now.

“It must be hard for him to come to terms with not winning every week. If you remember how successful this manager has been throughout his career and over the last 12 months, he has been struggling to win games.

“He is probably scratching his head and asking why his methods are not working any more. He just looks like he is getting angry.”

Meanwhile, Klopp shows his emotion and people are responding to it in a positive manner. It highlights the difference between the two men.

“At this moment in time, Klopp’s emotions are getting the right reaction out of his players and the Liverpool supporters and Mourinho’s antics are having the opposite affect at United.

“He can turn it around, of course he can. Mourinho’s record confirms that he is a top manager who wins trophies, but he has lost some of his old spark and needs to get that back.”

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