Guardiola against Mourinho: Next act of feud

Manchester – United against City, but especially Jose Mourinho against Pep Guardiola: The warring trainers are at the Derby in Manchester in focus. ” / p>

The venerable Old Trafford Stadium is a high security zone. Only 400 police officers are ready to separate the football fans of Manchester United and Manchester City in heated Premier League duel on Saturday. One or the other folder should also stand near the dugout – because the feud between Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho controls on their next peak to

The. 157. Manchester derby (13.30) is the 17th meeting of the “pretty best enemies” as a coach, the mutually connected in bitter dislike, miss verbal slaps years. That was not always so.

“As for the football, they were and are soul mates”

“We had a close relationship”, then Mourinho recalls the time together, 1997 at FC Barcelona. A video after the triumph in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup shows both in an intimate embrace. “As for the football, they were and are soul mates,” said Guardiola biographer Guillem Balague. The numerous duels in the following years, but changed all that.

One of the low points was the semi-finals of the Champions League 2012 when Mourinho accused his opposite number, the blame for defeat always looking at referees. The emotional mostly controlled Guardiola countered with a legendary press conference in which he called Mourinho “el puto jefe”, which is translated yet cute with “damned Boss”.

Mourinho brings Ibrahimovic to United

to be sure, Mourinho sent on Saturday like the second Pep-Intimfeind code into the race: United’s star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede, who played in his career at Inter Milan Mourinho and Barcelona under Guardiola, never made a secret of it, which of the two coaches he preferred.

“these philosophers we do not need here. The dwarf and I rich,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying. The dwarf was Lionel Messi, the philosopher, sure, Guardiola. It was one of the nicer quotes. For Mourinho, however the superstar would be “dead”

With a swaggering video appearance code on his Facebook page in which he taunted City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Ibrahimovic also announced a precaution a few goals, which make the Manchester derby even more interesting.

United and City with full points haul

the teams take the duel with crisp clean slate in attack, three wins from three games are on record respectively. For most experts one of the two-armed with three-digit million sums clubs will win the championship. At least.

“No Mour was” no war with Mourinho, the Daily Star wrote at the beginning of the season, after Guardiola had conciliatory expressed towards the Portuguese , The fact that the “war” between the two dazzling trainer personalities should be really over, believe (and hope) on the island but no one.

Who can accumulate? Who does not?

Guardiola will be without star striker Sergio Aguero on Saturday. The Argentine was suspended following his violent conduct in the match against West Ham United for three games. On the part of the Red Devils will probably ex-Bundesliga star Henrikh Mkhitaryan code. The Armenians suffered in the match against the Czech Republic a muscle injury in his left thigh.

Leroy Sane feels fit for the derby of Manchester City against Manchester United. “I’m fine and I think that I can play,” the City Recruit Sané code in an interview at the Club -Homepage. “I have trained well and my thigh is fine. I am therefore pleased that it finally starts.”

Since his move from FC Schalke 04 was the 20-year-old make Sané because of a muscle injury, no match for Manchester City. Ilkay Gündogan Also, the sidelined after knee surgery long could, on Saturday his first use come under code City coach Guardiola.

Mourinho vs. Guardiola: Chronology of a rivalry


As Louis van Gaal in 1997 coach of FC Barcelona, ​​will captain Guardiola uses for the whereabouts of the wizard Mourinho, whose analytical skills he estimates. “We had a close relationship,” said Mourinho recalls. A video after the triumph in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup displays them in an intimate embrace. “As for the football, they were and are soul mates,” said Guardiola biographer Guillem Balague.

The drama unfolds

2008 looking Barcelona a new coach – both Mourinho, meanwhile Champions League winner and multiple champion, and the inexperienced Guardiola load for conversation. Mourinho promises to make Guardiola as his assistant, if he get the job done – but Pep is preferred to him. “There are people who are as I much more intelligent and know how to sell an image of their own, which is quite different from my” he says bitterly later, “although deep down exactly like me.”

The first Zoff

Inter Milan defeat Barcelona in the semi-finals the first leg of the Champions League 3: 1, Guardiola’s players complain that they had to get a penalty. Mourinho reminded them that they had “laughed with the referee” in the previous year – about his “Chelsea boys” who had been cheated against Barca in the semis. After 0: 1 in the second leg Mourinho speaks of the “most beautiful defeat of my life”

The disease breaks out

As Mourinho in 2010 Real Madrid accepts, it gets ugly. Guardiola won the first Clásico 5: 0th “I am proud that the world has seen, we play football we,” he says. – In spring 2011, there will be four duels in 18 days, from rivalry is open hostility. After losing the cup final Guardiola instigates a discussion about the referee. Mourinho wedges back what Guardiola the “fucking boss” (el puto jefe) Mourinho attacked again. “He knows more than anyone else,” he grumbles. – After the semi-final first leg in the Champions League, the Real 0: 2 loses, poisoned Mourinho, who feels betrayed by the referee: “I hope the day will come when Josep Guardiola wins this competition in honorable manner.” – The second leg has to spend Mourinho in the stands, Guardiola enthused afterwards of “one of the best nights of my life”

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in the second leg to the Spanish Super Cup in August 2011 stands Mourinho Guardiola’s assistant Tito Vilanova a finger in the eye. “Mourinho destroying Spanish football,” said Barca defender Gerard Pique. Mourinho said: “We play like men and not fall at the slightest touch.” – At the end of the season Guardiola takes a year off; many still believe that Mourinho was one of the reasons. “It’s his life,” he calls this to, “but for me a sabbatical would be unthinkable. He’s younger than me, but I’m not tired.”

The most recent duel

” Who knows, maybe he just wanted in a league where I am not, “says Mourinho before the European Supercup game on the new Bayern coach Guardiola. After the defeat on penalties he complains: “The better team lost.” When asked whether Guardiola given its devastating Record against him was his nemesis, countered Mourinho: “Your statistics are wrong, very wrong (…) But does not matter, this is not important..”

What now?

If you believe Mourinho, the disease will not again breaking out. “About two years were Pep and I in a league in which it was clear that I would be or master. In such a situation individual fights are useful, because they make a difference,” he says. But in England was everything else. “If I focus on him and Manchester City, and he to me and Manchester United will win someone else’s league.” So all just show? The answer’s on Saturday from 13.30.


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