Jose Mourinho is considered one of the best coaches in the world because of his classy achievements. In addition, he is also known as a strict and controversial coach. So, how does it feel to be handled by a Portuguese tactician?
Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries to give an answer. The reason he had felt the experience handled by The Special One for one and a half seasons before moving to Arsenal.
His career at Manchester United could not be said to be a success, but neither did it. But the former Borussia Dortmund player was fortunate enough to have the experience handled by Jose Mourinho.
During this time, the former Real Madrid coach is known as a figure who often argues with his players. So, is the same thing experienced by Mkhitaryan?
Apparently not, even though Mourinho was told did indeed require his players to do what he asked.
“With Mourinho it’s the most complicated in my football career; he is a natural winner.”
“He wants you to win and you do what he asks, it’s difficult for everyone. Dissent and conflict ensued, but did not have a large impact on the hard work and the three trophies that we won, “said Mkhitaryan when speaking to Yevgeny Savin.
Mourinho’s period at Old Trafford is fairly short, only two and a half seasons. However, he was successful in presenting three trophies for Manchester United, including the Carabao Cup, FA Community Shield and the Europa League.
Furthermore, Mkhitaryan himself talked about the experience handled by Jurgen Klopp. As is known, before success with Liverpool, the German coach first handled Borussia Dortmund for quite a long time.
It was at the Bundesliga club that Mkhitaryan felt the experience was handled by the manager. According to him, Klopp is a figure so close to his players.
“Klopp is a friend, like a father or brother to me. When I left Dortmund, I began to fully understand football, “he added.
Meanwhile, Mkhitaryan himself is currently undergoing a loan period from Arsenal to AS Roma. In Italy, he has recorded 13 appearances so far in Serie A.