Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has shared his friendship with Jose Mourinho of Tottenham.
“I certainly like our relationship better today. I do not like to be in the spotlight,” Guardiola told ESPN.
“I love my work, the preparation, the press conferences I don’t need. The game speaks for itself, but there are comments we have to offer. You have to do it for business, for ads, for something else. I’m not a coach who wants to come out and say something derogatory about other clubs or coaches. I’m here to discuss football. That’s why I’m here, and that’s why I have become a coach.
You would have thought [that after the Portuguese arrived at Manchester United] the conflict between Guardiola and Mourinho would escalate. But why should all the coaches have a rivalry between them? ”
“I tend not to indulge myself in such matters. Mourinho and I have an outstanding friendship. For certain stuff, we can agree or disagree, but it does not become a major issue.
His company is Tottenham, mine is City before it was Manchester United. We have to deal with our teams, with their personnel. We have little time to hear more about the other clubs. The only idea is how we can play [against Tottenham].”
Manchester City and Tottenham are going to play today, February 13.