Differences between Klopp and Mourinho

February 11, 2017

 Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of few players to have played for Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of few players to have played for Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho

As such the Armenian is uniquely placed to assess two of the Premier League's top managers

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of very few players to have experienced life under Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho.

Nuri Sahin is perhaps the next best well known. As such the Armenian is uniquely placed to assess two of the Premier League’s top managers.

Whilst their demeanours are very different – one a passionate firebrand in the technical area, the other a calculated schemer with a penchant for showmanship – they both get results.

Speaking to BBC Football Focus Mkhitaryan was able to lift the lid on what life is like playing under two of the game’s biggest personalities.

‘Compared to Jose Mourinho, they are two different personalities,’ he said.

‘Both of them are very friendly, both of them are very good in their job – two big managers. The way of their work is very different.’

After a tough start Mkhitaryan has settled into life Old Trafford and has become a key figure

After a tough start, Mkhitaryan has settled into life at Old Trafford, and has become a key figure

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  • Team P GD Pts
    1 Chelsea 24 34 59
    2 Tottenham Hotspur 25 28 50
    3 Arsenal 25 26 50
    4 Liverpool 25 24 49
    5 Manchester City 24 20 49
    6 Manchester United 25 17 48
    7 Everton 25 13 41
    8 West Bromwich Albion 25 3 37
    9 Stoke City 25 -6 32
    10 West Ham United 25 -9 32
    11 Southampton 25 -3 30
    12 Watford 25 -13 30
    13 Burnley 24 -9 29
    14 Bournemouth 24 -12 26
    15 Middlesbrough 25 -8 22
    16 Leicester City 24 -17 21
    17 Swansea City 24 -25 21
    18 Hull City 25 -27 20
    19 Crystal Palace 25 -14 19
    20 Sunderland 25 -22 19

After a tough start, Mkhitaryan has settled into life Old Trafford. He insists he never let being out of Mourinho’s team get the better of him.

‘At the beginning, we had not like problem, but difficulties,’ Mkhitaryan added. ‘It is not very easy because when you have a new manager, you have to adapt yourself to him, to the training sessions, to games.

‘But then in November, we start winning. Even when I wasn’t playing, I had a smile on face because if I would be sad, if I would be mad nothing would help me.

‘I was sure my time would come because everyone was getting his chance in this team.’

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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