‘Absolutely top manager’ – Man Utd coach raves about Mourinho’s methods

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Jose Mourinho has enjoyed amazing success as a manager in many big clubs over the course of his career but one club where he arguably cannot consider his reign to be highlight was at Manchester United.

While Mourinho still did better in the Old Trafford hot seat than his predecessors, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes, he lasted only two and a half years at the club.

The Spurs boss became a divisive figure towards the end of his time at Manchester United, with his tactics and man-management coming under criticism (talkSPORT).

However, one man at Manchester United who was seemingly in awe of Mourinho’s work is United coach Kieran McKenna.

McKenna is currently part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff but was working in the youth ranks during Mourinho’s time at the club.

He raved about the 57-year-old’s meticulous attention to detail and how he prepares his training sessions.

Speaking to Coach’s Voice (as relayed by Goal.com), McKenna said about Mourinho: “He’s an absolutely top manager in a lot of different ways.

“A very intelligent man. A fantastic communicator across different languages and it would be impossible to not pick things up from someone like him.

“I think probably one of the biggest insights that I gained was just seeing the levels of organisation around both his training process and his match preparation.

“The process behind his design of training practices, the small details within the session and the transition between the practices and the flow of work and the delegation and clarity of duties from different staff within and around the session were all organised to a really high level and a higher level than I had experienced before.

“Around the match preparation, just seeing how he went from that process of study in the opposition and identifying things from within them to then turning it into training practices, and then the analysis side of it and how that was broken down and filtered into the players and what they would need to know.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The final seven games of the season are a big test for Jose Mourinho. We have made a decent start following the suspension and if we can keep our momentum up and continue picking up wins under our belt, it will help boost our confidence ahead of next season, even if we fail to get top four.

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