London - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims English
managers are underrated and reserved special praise on West Bromwich Albion
boss Tony Pulis.
Mourinho feels English managers at smaller club's have
different targets and it's often overlooked when they overachieve at top-flight
sides on smaller budgets.
The Red Devils boss claims the influx of high profile
managers into the league has caused this negative perception from the English
"I think English managers are overlooked, because there
are different kinds of profiles," Mourinho said in the pre-match press
"If you manage big teams like we did - Real Madrid,
Inter , Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus, Dortmund, obviously the targets are
impossible targets for people like Pulis, [Alan] Pardew, [Mark] Hughes, [David]
Moyes, all of them.
"Tony got trophies everywhere; in every club he got
trophies. He did not get relegated with Stoke, that is a trophy. He did not get
relegated with West Brom, it is another trophy. Not relegated with Palace,
another trophy, and so on. He has lots of trophies, and by that I mean he
"Just like Sam [Allardyce], never relegated, it is a
big trophy. You are not expecting Sam to be champion at the clubs he was
"So, for me, yes, English managers are not looked at as
they should be."