Jose Mourinho has urged officers to clamp down on Jurgen Klopp if essential when Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool in Thursday’s Premier League conflict after reiterating his declare that different managers are proven extra leniency for his or her touchline behaviour.
The Spurs boss clashed together with his Liverpool counterpart Klopp following the reverse fixture in December, exchanging indignant phrases at full-time earlier than Mourinho instructed afterwards that: “If I behave the identical approach on the touchline, I don’t remain there.”
Mourinho was cautious to not point out Klopp by title however requested whether or not he anticipated something totally different when the 2 groups face one another once more in north London, he stated: “You understand, in my case, I felt an evolution. In my private case, I felt an evolution on the emotional management. I felt an evolution of the calmer I’m, the higher I can learn the sport and I’m even pleased that my assistants go to the touchline typically for communication and I keep in a privileged place.
“And I felt that I needed to change my behaviour, which I’m actually, actually pleased with. That is my private case. I can’t communicate for different guys.
“What I can communicate is after I did not behave properly, I paid the worth in two methods. One was to see matches on TV, within the dressing room and one other worth was huge cash fines.
“And I really feel that a number of the different guys, it would not occur the identical with them. But when the referee and the fourth official are there to do their job, I simply hope they do their job and to behave the best way they must act.”
Mourinho, who has amassed Soccer Affiliation fines of roughly £295,000 since first managing in England in 2004, additionally admitted he was not notably near Klopp although the pair have managed groups towards one another 12 instances relationship again to October 2012.
“I haven’t got [Leicester City boss] Brendan [Rodgers’] cellphone quantity, like I’ve [Wolves manager] Nuno [Espirito Santo],” he stated. “So yesterday I may ship ‘pleased birthday’ to Nuno, I could not to Brendan. So by means of you, pleased birthday Brendan. As a result of me, Nuno and Brendan, all three birthdays are the identical day and you do not overlook when you may have pals with the identical birthday.
“I am not a buddy of Jurgen as a result of I by no means had time with Jurgen. Nuno was my participant [at Porto], Brendan labored in my membership [Chelsea] for a few years. So when you may have one thing in frequent or know the individual properly, you’ll be able to say ‘I like him, he is my buddy’ or ‘I do not like him, he is not my buddy.’
“With Jurgen, it is 5 minutes earlier than or after match. He is a colleague I respect, I haven’t got any issues with him and I consider he is the identical with me. No issues in any respect.”