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Jose Mourinho And Pep Guardiola Argue Over Grass Length At Annual Managers’ Meeting

Jose Mourinho And Pep Guardiola Argue Over Grass Length At Annual Managers’ Meeting

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renewed their managerial rivalry while attending UEFA‘s annual managers’ meeting in Nyon last week.

Apparently, the Bayern Munich boss suggested UEFA change the maximum height of grass on pitches used for European competition from 3 centimetres to 1.5cm in a bid to make games for pleasing to watch.

And it seems the former Barcelona gaffer’s suggestion didn’t go down well with Mourinho, who was reported to have said:

Everyone has his style of play, which should be respected. Football can be spectacular in several ways.”

Quite the put down from the Chelsea manager, who has always been linked with a counter-attacking, results-driven approach to the game as opposed to the tiki-taka of Guardiola.

The argument didn’t end there though with Guardiola reportedly saying:

The beauty of football depends on the coach. It seems to me that the result matters more to Mourinho than the spectacle.”

The latest dispute follows several clashes between the managers, dating back to Mourinho’s time as Chelsea manager.

While Mourinho was at Real Madrid, Guardiola’s Barcelona had a number of heated battles with their rivals, including a 2011 Super Clash which saw the Portuguese coach poke former Barca No2 Tito Vilanova in the eye as tempers flared on the pitch.

 

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