Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has voiced his support for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
admitted that managing a big club always comes with added pressure to
produce results right from the start, but doesn't believe it is fair to
judge a manager so early in his reign.
management at Old Trafford has already come under scrutiny following a
few humiliating defeats, public criticism of his players, and
disciplinary action taken against him by the Football Association.
However, Pochettino has come to his opposite number's defence, stating that Mourinho simply needs more time to mould his team.
clear that when you are with a great club, as I am with Tottenham, the
pressure to win is always greater," Pochettino told ESPN Argentina.
"And there are always voices of criticism when the results are not what everyone anticipates."Definitely,
whenever one starts a new project, it requires time.
In this case, even
though Jose is one of the best coaches in the world, he needs more time
to put his ideas in place and so that the team can function as he wants
"It is too early to pass judgment regarding things that are happening with the teams just yet."
Mourinho will be looking at his side to find form as they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Saturday.
According to a Daily Mirror report, Wayne Rooney is set to be left out of the crunch tie against the Gunners, even though Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended. Rooney recently made headlines after pictures surfaced online of the England captain having a lengthy drinking session while on international duty.