JOSE MOURINHO and Pep Guardiola go head-to-head in this weekend’s massive Manchester derby.Both bosses are absolute world heavyweights when it comes to the management game.But which manager has the better Premier League record: Jose or Pep?Thanks in no small part to Manchester City‘s astonishing start to the 2017-18 season, it’s actually Guardiola with the better win rate.The Spanish boss – formerly of Barcelona and Bayern Munich – has taken charge of 53 Prem matches, winning 37 for a 69.8 per cent win rate.Meanwhile, Manchester United chief Mourinho has taken charge of over FIVE times as many matches, with 264.Those numbers account for two separate stints at Chelsea and his 18 months at Old Trafford.However, his win rate pales in comparison to Guardiola at 64.4, having won 170 of his 264 league outings. PREM’S NO1 City, Spurs, Chelsea, United all make it into the top five most valuable squads in Europe So while Guardiola statistically has the … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola go head-to-head in this weekend’s massive Manchester derby… but which boss has the better record in the Premier League?
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JOSE MOURINHO and Pep Guardiola have buried the hatchet before today’s explosive Manchester derby.Mourinho said: “The fight between Kell Brook and that big guy is the story — it’s not us. It’s not me against him, it’s United against City.”SunSport can reveal the pair decided to end their bitter eight-year feud with a handshake at a Premier League meeting — stunning rival bosses.A Premier League source said: “Everybody was expecting fireworks but instead they shook hands and agreed to put the past behind them.“I doubt they’ll ever be best friends but they were on good terms. They even cracked a smile and a joke.”Etihad chief Guardiola and United boss Mourinho face up in the Prem for the first time this lunchtime.The pair — once close friends at Barcelona under Bobby Robson — fell out after Guardiola became Nou Camp boss in 2008, a job Mourinho craved.Animosity intensified when Mourinho’s Inter … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola sensationally end eight-year feud with handshake and joke ahead of Manchester derby
IT IS fair to say that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are firm enemies - and that is likely to intensify as the duo go head to head in their first Manchester derby on Saturday.They have met each other regularly in other countries since their first showdown back in 2009 when Mourinho's Inter Milan played Guardiola's Barcelona in a 0-0 draw.They clashed on refereeing decisions in the Champions League, but their rivalry hit a whole new level in 2010, when Mourinho was appointed Real Madrid boss.During the next two seasons, as the pair vied for domestic and European honours, their relationship turned very sour with frequent wars of words.But it never used to be like this.A grainy clip has emerged from 1997 at the end of the Cup Winners' Cup Final, which saw Barcelona run out 1-0 winners against Paris Saint-Germain.A young Mourinho was part of Bobby Robson's staff at the Nou Camp at the time as a translator or maybe a coach - the details are sketchy.And in the heart of their … [Read more...] about Video proves Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were once best of friends – but how times change
MANCHESTER UNITED play host to the first derby game of the season with Manchester City this weekend.The Manchester derby is always a wonderfully feisty affair for the fans, but this time around there is another exciting element added to it.And that is, Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola, two heavyweights of world football management taking over the reins at a new Premier League club.In the red corner we have the Special One having joined United in the summer after taking over from Louis van Gaal.And in the blue corner Guardiola, who took over from Manuel Pellegrini after a successful spells at Bayern Munich and Barcelona.Forgive the boxing analogy, but it seems the most apt when you consider the aggressive nature of Jose v Pep showdowns.In fact, through 16 matches head-to-head - with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively - there have been an astonishing TEN red cards.More impressive, is that NINE of those have been handed out to players on … [Read more...] about Manchester derby: Red cards fly when Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola clash
IT'S already being billed as the biggest game of the Premier League season so far: Manchester United v Manchester City.A Manchester derby always has the potential to be a spicy affair, but the added sub-plot of old enemies Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola facing off for the first time in three years is really set to get the juices flowing.But it's not just the two new bosses that have provided an off-season spark for the two Prem giants.They've also been hugely busy in the transfer market this summer, with both sides making vast improvements.There can only be one winner though, so vote on whether you believe the red half or the blue half of Manchester had a better transfer window, below...THE BOSS BRINGING in Jose Mourinho following three, shall we say 'sub-par' seasons under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal was a major coup for United.The Special One brings with him not only a winning mentality and a wealth of experience, but also the swagger required to lead the Old Trafford … [Read more...] about Manchester United v Manchester City: Did Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola have the better summer in the transfer market?
JOSE MOURINHO and Pep Guardiola fail to agree on anything.In this ultimate clash of personalities and footballing styles, the two fierce rivals even have completely different views on the importance of a player’s height and physical strength.For Mourinho, big is definitely beautiful and he is clearly not the only one with this philosophy. Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis also believe size really matters.Gaze at the other end of the size chart and you will find Manchester City. For Guardiola, these statistics really are just a number.SunSport has investigated the height of all the players who have featured in the Premier League this season, the club’s squads and even the stars who were in action this weekend.Quite clearly, the size of players is linked to the team’s style of play.Manchester United boss Mourinho has been given the keys to the Old Trafford safe to break the world transfer record on 6ft 3in Paul Pogba and hand big wages to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is 6ft 5in.The … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola agree on nothing… Manchester United and Manchester City are even vastly different in size
AS Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola battle it out to become Europe’s highest paid boss, it seems to be the English clubs who are coming out on top when it comes to spending.Seven out of the ten managers with the biggest pay packets are from English sides, reflecting the money Premier League teams are willing to pay.Manchester rivals Mourinho and Guardiola both earn around £290,000 a-week, but who else is being paid millions to guide their teams to the top? Jose Mourinho - Manchester United - £15millionAfter a disappointing return to Chelsea, Mourinho signed a new three-year contract with Manchester United this year, enjoying a £5m raise in salary due to the move. Highlighting, the Manchester club's ability to splash the cash when it comes to their managerial staff. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City - £15mJoint first with Mourinho, Guardiola has gone from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and has never been too far down the table when it comes … [Read more...] about Highest paid managers in Europe: Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola rake in £15m a season while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane a third of that
JOSE MOURINHO and Pep Guardiola go head to head for the first time as they renew their bitter rivalry in the Manchester derby this weekend - but both will have key absentees.Mourinho has a possible defensive crisis as Manchester United could be without both of his first-choice full-backs for the Old Trafford showdown - while Guardiola is missing the suspended Sergio Aguero.Manchester City's key marksman Aguero is banned for three matches after he was judged to have deliberately elbowed West Ham's Winston Reid in the last round of games.But a host of other players from both sides are carrying injuries, and while some may recover in time, these eight players will be missed from an already-mouthwatering tie. Sergio AgueroThe prolific Argentine marksman was not sent off for his challenge on Reid, but on reviewing of video evidence, it was deemed to have been deliberate and he is now banned for the next three matches.Although Aguero, who has scored SIX in just four games … [Read more...] about Man United v Man City: Eight players who could miss the first derby meeting between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola
REMEMBER all that Pep v Jose hype in the summer, when the two shiniest coaches on the planet were plastered on billboards like Pacino and De Niro in Heat?Remember how Manchester had supposedly become the undisputed centre of the footballing universe?Well of the last eight Premier League matches staged in the city, how many resulted in home wins? Er, none.Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the January window with SunSport’s daily LIVE blog.During that time Stoke, Everton, Southampton, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea have all rolled up at football’s foremost metropolis and earned a result.So after almost half a season of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, City and United — the fourth and fifth-best teams in England last season — have been transformed into the fourth and sixth-best teams.Not one of those eight visiting sides could have complained had they been beaten — almost all were thoroughly … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were supposed to put Manchester at the centre of the football universe but they can’t even get to the top of the Premier League
JOSE MOURINHO and Pep Guardiola will clash in the Premier League for the first time when Manchester United face Manchester City on September 10.Mourinho and Guardiola had a strained relationship during their time working as bosses of Real Madrid and Spain.And the two will lock horns again in England for the first time when City visit Old Trafford just a month into the new season.Mourinho has to wait until October 22 for his first return to Stamford Bridge as a United manager following his sacking last year.The new Premier League season is littered with crucial matches throughout the campaign as the big six of United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool look to wrestle the title from Leicester.Arsenal and Liverpool clash on the opening day at the Emirates, and Boxing Day looks lively in London where Spurs will travel to Chelsea.Before then, Jurgen Klopp will be eager to make use of what is expected to be an intense atmosphere at Anfield on October 15 when Liverpool are due … [Read more...] about Premier League fixtures 2016-17: Manchester United face Manchester City on September 10 as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola clash for first time in England