sport news Manuel Pellegrini plays down rivalry with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho

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'Maybe I think a different way but he is not my enemy': Manuel Pellegrini plays down long-standing rivalry with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho Manuel Pellegrini has insisted Jose Mourinho is neither his friend or enemy  The Portuguese had been unveiled as Tottenham's new manager on Wednesday  The ex-Chelsea boss had incorrectly called his opposite number 'Mr Pellegrino'  Both tacticians will renew their rivalry when their two sides meet on Saturday 

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 13:27 GMT, 21 November 2019 | Updated: 13:29 GMT, 21 November 2019

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A frosty Manuel Pellegrini said Jose Mourinho is not his friend – but not his enemy either.

The West Ham manager is set to go up against the new Tottenham Hotspur boss, who was announced the morning after Mauricio Pochettino’s surprise sacking.

Pellegrini and Mourinho have long been rivals – with the Portuguese even pronouncing his opposite number’s name incorrectly as ‘Mr

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