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Jose Mourinho Asked To Give Erik Ten Hag 'Advice' About Man Utd, His Response Is Typically Box-Office

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Jose Mourinho Asked To Give Erik Ten Hag 'Advice' About Man Utd, His Response Is Typically Box-Office

Jose Mourinho was asked if he had any advice for incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and his response is exactly what you'd expect.

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United announced Ajax coach ten Hag will take over at the end of this season and he's got a big job on his hands.

Mourinho knows what it feels like to be in the Old Trafford dugout, having a spell as United boss between 2016 and 2018.

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He's now manager of Roma and they face Leicester City in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final on Thursday.

It'll come as no surprise that he wasn't interested in ten Hag taking over his former side.

A reporter used the phrase 'former club' and the 59-year-old picked up on that, replying while wagging his finger: "You touched the point, my former club. Not my club. I don’t have any advice."

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Supporters picked up on the reply and they all appreciated the bluntness and honesty.

One commented: "Lmao I love this guy."

Another said: "He actually despises us ffs."

Someone tweeted: "Can't blame him, what was the point of that question?"

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While a tweet states: "I actually respect that."

Mourinho in conversation with his coaching staff. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Mourinho in conversation with his coaching staff. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Mourinho won the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his first campaign at United then come second a year later.

A poor summer transfer window saw United underperform and Mourinho was sacked in December 2018.

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The Red Devils' fortunes haven't turned since however and their last trophy was the Europa League under Mourinho.

It's their longest barren run in over 40 years and it looks like they'll miss out on a place in the top four.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November and replaced by Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis.

Performances improved in the early weeks but have since hit a new low.

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A number of players are out of contract in the summer and ten Hag is likely to need significant backing in the transfer market.

Despite that, he's eager to get to work.

Ten Hag knows the task he'll have on his hands at Old Trafford. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Ten Hag knows the task he'll have on his hands at Old Trafford. (Image Credit: Alamy)

He told United's official website immediately after his appointment: "It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.

"I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.

"It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United."

Featured Image Credit: United Zone/Twitter & Manchester United

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Jose Mourinho, Roma

Daniel Marland
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