Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Pep Guardiola has left Jose Mourinho in the dust ahead of the meeting between the pair this weekend.
In the Telegraph, Carragher said Guardiola has won hearts and minds across the country and suggested that being compared to Mourinho has hampered Burnley manager Sean Dyche’s reputation.
He said: “Look at Sean Dyche at Burnley. Being dubbed the ‘Ginger Mourinho’ was once the ultimate compliment, seemingly guaranteed to earn him a job at a bigger club. Instead, as attractive vacancies have come and gone, his face has been deemed not to fit.
“Tactically and philosophically, it is the flag of the Manchester City coach that every aspiring young manager stands behind. Mourinho has won many battles against Guardiola. He must acknowledge Guardiola won the war.”
TBR’s View – Mourinho’s methods yet to have a real impact on Tottenham
With modern management, it is so important to have a philosophy to follow and Guardiola’s City side are perhaps the biggest example of that.
Mourinho is a more reactive, pragmatic manager who puts square pegs in square holes but those methods did not work at Manchester United and have not created a huge impact at Tottenham yet.
City’s side will have a clear idea of how they want to win the game this weekend but Spurs fans are yet to see clear indications of what Mourinho wants to do with their talented squad.