Mourinho prom­ises not to get per­sonal with Guardi­ola

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LIS­BON—Newly-ap­pointed Manch­ester United man­ager Jose Mourinho said Tues­day he will not let his ri­valry with Manch­ester City coun­ter­part Pep Guardi­ola get in the way of his bid for the English Premier League ti­tle.

Mourinho and Guardi­ola will ar­rive in Manch­ester for next sea­son with a shared past and pres­sure to suc­ceed. And Mourinho be­lieves that if they fo­cus on their long-stand­ing ri­valry, an­other team will be crowned cham­pion next sea­son.

The pair went head to head in an of­ten bit­ter ri­valry be­tween 2010 and 2012 when the Por­tuguese was in charge of Real Madrid and Guardi­ola coached Barcelona.

“My ex­pe­ri­ence doesn’t al­low me to play the in­no­cent. I rubbed shoul­ders with Pep for two years in a league where the cham­pion was him or I, Real Madrid or Barcelona. In such a sit­u­a­tion, the in­di­vid­ual du­els are mean­ing­ful be­cause they can have an influence,” ad­mit­ted the Por­tuguese.—AFP

JAKARTA: Zhang Nan (R) and Zhao Yun­lei of China com­pete dur­ing mixed dou­bles qual­i­fi­ca­tion match against Peng Soon Chan and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia at the In­done­sia Open Bad­minton Tour­na­ment.

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