sport news I'd rather have played for Jose Mourinho than Pep Guardiola!

DANNY MURPHY: As Pep Guardiola gets ready for another battle with his old rival... I'd rather have played for Jose Mourinho! Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will renew their long rivalry on Sunday  The match between Manchester City and Spurs will be their 23rd meeting Guardiola is adored for his philosophy, Mourinho for doing what it takes to win To play for both would have been brilliant, but Jose would have suited me more 

By Danny Murphy For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:30 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 1 February 2020

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Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is a classic rivalry, Yin and Yang. Guardiola adored by purists for sticking to his philosophy, Mourinho intent on doing anything to win.

Pep has built some of the greatest teams in history but Jose still found a way to beat him at Inter Milan, and even . I don’t agree the modern game has passed Mourinho by. He’ll have a clear gameplan on Sunday.

I’d love to have played for either manager but maybe Mourinho would have suited me more. The most successful periods of my career came in teams where I was required to be disciplined and tactically aware in midfield.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is a classic rivalry, and they face off once again on Sunday

 Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is a classic rivalry, and they face off once again on Sunday

Guardiola is adored by purists for his philosophy, Mourinho is intent on doing anything to win

 Guardiola is adored by purists for his philosophy, Mourinho is intent on doing anything to win

I remember Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry asking senior players in 2004 what type of manager we needed after Gerard Houllier. I believe Jose was interested but Liverpool ultimately opted for Rafa Benitez. When I left Anfield and saw the success Chelsea were having under Mourinho, I admit there was a little sense of ‘what if?’

This is an important time in their careers. Once, Jose and Pep dominated the domestic and European landscape but Jurgen Klopp has raised the bar even higher.

And while Mourinho and Guardiola don’t need to prove anything to the outside world — they are already legendary in the record books — they will want to prove a point to themselves.

Mourinho and Guardiola have dominated the landscape, but Jurgen Klopp has raised the bar

Mourinho and Guardiola have dominated the landscape, but Jurgen Klopp has raised the bar

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