Guardiola ‘surprised’ at Poch Spurs sack but welcomes back ‘incredible’ Jose

first_imgMan City boss Pep Guardiola ‘surprised’ Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham but welcomes back ‘incredible’ Mourinho PEP GUARDIOLA has welcomed his old rival Jose Mourinho back to the Premier League.The pair had a lively relationship when they were in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid.1 Pep Guardiola has welcomed the return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press AssociationThere were never the same fireworks when they both managed in Manchester – but they will go head-to-head again now that Mourinho has taken charge at Tottenham.Guardiola said: “I think you know him better than me, he’s had many years here.“So welcome back, he’s an incredible manager and I’m pretty sure he’ll do a good job.”Guardiola’s Champions League dream was ended by Mauricio Pochettino last season – as he led Spurs to the final.So it came as a shock to see the Argentine given the boot just over seven months after that incredible night at the EtihadHe added: “I’m a little surprised, he’s done incredible, all the managers are judged on titles but it’s not the truth.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“In the time he was there the club was better.”When any manager leaves you want the club and team to be better than the moment you took over.“That happened at Tottenham but the decisions are made and there’s nothing else to say.”last_img