I DON’T care what anyone says – I love Jose Mourinho.
His Manchester United side have had a poor start to the season and he is under huge pressure as a result.
But who else would respond the way he did before today’s clash with Burnley?
“I am the manager of the one of the greatest clubs in the world but I’m also one of the greatest managers in the world,” he said.
As if that wasn’t gutsy enough, he then quoted the 19th Century German philosopher, Hegel, saying: “The truth is in the whole. It’s always in the whole that you find the truth.”
He meant his side’s current troubles don’t make him a poor manager – and he’s absolutely correct.
Mourinho might be having a tough time at Old Trafford right now, but he led the Red Devils to a second-placed finish last season, behind Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City.
That’s hardly a disgrace.
Before that, his record stands up against any other manager in the world.
In fact, you could argue it’s better than any other – as Jose did himself the other day.
With things as they are, Mourinho might well be on his way out of Manchester United.
But there’s no way he’s on his way out as a manager.