‘I cannot coach Michael Oliver’ – Jose Mourinho fires another dig at PL referee

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Jose Mourinho has fired yet another dig towards Premier League referee, Michael Oliver, in his Everton pre-match press conference today.

This comes after the Special One was left unhappy by Oliver’s decision to disallow a Tottenham goal against Sheffield United on Thursday night.

The Blades went one-nil up on the half-hour mark before Spurs replied within 90 seconds as Kane chopped past a defender and tucked the ball home.

However, the goal was then checked by VAR and ruled out for a handball on Lucas Moura in the build-up. This was controversial as it appeared that Moura had been bundled to the ground and the ball was then thumped against his arm by a Sheffield player.

Michael Oliver was the VAR on the night for the Bramall Lane match and Jose Mourinho claimed today that he cannot coach the referee but he can continue to coach his squad as they look to bounce back from defeat.

Mourinho said (Football London): “I don’t want to be always on the same point. I cannot coach Michael Oliver, I can coach my players, my job is to coach my players and I have to admit it was a frustration for me to realise that we could and should do better than what we did. Again, it would be very comfortable for me to be here, smashing and smashing the decision and to go around and around on that. I don’t want to say that.

“Before that, we should play better than we did and after that, we should play better than what we did. That’s why after the game I had no problem praising our opponent because I thought they deserved more than us.”

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