Mourinho brings special polo tribute to sacked Ranieri
José Mourinho Friday, in an original way expressed its support for Claudio Ranieri. During the press conference for the League Cup final, carried the manager of Manchester United a polo with the letters CR, and the initials of the Leicester City sacked trainer.
“For me this is a small tribute to someone that beautiful history written in the Premier League,” said Mourinho. “His resignation is difficult to accept.”
Earlier on Friday, the Portuguese already had a message on Instagram in which he Ranieri a heart under the belt crossed. “The champion of England, and FIFA Coach of the Year is dismissed. This is the new football, Claudio. Keep smiling, my friend. No one can have the history that you’ve written to erase.”
Last season made Ranieri still for a thrill by with the modest Leicester the championship title to grab. This year it’s significantly less with the club, who should fear for relegation from the Premier League.
In 2015 happened to Mourinho the same. A half-year after he Chelsea to the championship led he was put on the street.
In the final of the League Cup, should United be Sunday against Southampton without the injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Phil Jones is, according to Mourinho is still a question mark, while Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney fit again.
The Portuguese manager saw to his dismay that United Friday when the draw of the Europa League to FK Rostov was linked. “It is in every area a bad draw. Rostov is far away and has a good team. The matches are in a busy and challenging period planned.”
The Russians were more responsible for the elimination of Ajax (play-offs) and PSV (group stage) in the Champions League. “They have played well in the Champions League,” Mourinho. “Defensively and physically they are very strong.”
The final between Manchester United and Southampton in the League Cup begins Sunday at 17.30 hrs Dutch time.