The TV cameras showed Jose Mourinho and Alan Pardew embracing each other – like long-lost brothers – before they walked out of the tunnel together chatting away excitedly – and it seems it’s a case of a mutual admiration society two.
Alan Pardew – one of England’s best managers
Before the game, Alan Pardew had said the Premier League was lucky to have Jose among its ranks again, and that most weeks he was working his magic from the dugout.
And maybe when he saw that, Jose had to say something nice about the Newcastle manager, who was almost fired last year at this time:
“He put himself at that level. He’s one of the best managers in the Premier League.” “Alan lives the game with emotion. His teams reflect a guy who is enthusiastic.”
“They are teams who always fight to the end. Alan is that kind of emotional guy. I have no problem with that.”
One thing Alan is not good at – well at least at Newcastle – is his record against Sunderland, and he’s the first manager in 91 years to suffer three successive defeats against the Black Cats
And Hull beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light today, after hammering us 3-0 last Saturday at home. 🙁
And Alan’s cup record in not too impressive either on Tyneside, and in five FA Cup ties at Newcastle, he’s lost four and won one.
Maybe Jose was just being kind?
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