While on an extended interview, Samuel Eto’o wanted to choose between two of the best managers he ever had, that is between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho who is the best manager.
The Cameroonian and African legend is privileged to play under some of the best managers in modern football history. For example, he was a student of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. At the start, Eto’o played under the Catalan manager, who famously wanted to drop him from the squad. But still, the striker fought to prove the then Barcelona manager wrong, and they together won the treble in 2009. However, that wasn’t enough as Samuel Eto’o, despite the success during that year still kept a grudge against Guardiola for years.
Now a season later, the Cameroon international accepted a trade offer in which he left for Inter as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s replacement. Maybe, just maybe, many would have thought Eto’o’s career was finished at the time he left for Internationale but then as destiny may have it, he crossed paths with Mourinho.
In his first season at Italy, Eto’o got to enjoy his second consecutive treble and defeated Guardiola’s Barcelona in the semifinal of the Champions League. Hence, making it difficult for the iconic forward to forget the feat till today.
Between Pep Guardiola And Jose Mourinho Who Is The Best According To Eto’o?
Unlike the previous times when Samuel Eto’o always picked Mourinho over his rival manager, he seems to have forgiven Pep for tossing him aside.
“I am more friends with Jose Mourinho’s style,” Samuel Eto’o explained in an interview with SPORTbible. “It’s a question of style, they each have their own way, I prefer Jose Mourinho.”
“However, Pep is a top top coach, so I don’t think you can make a decision, but I can tell you that there is no other coach, no other manager, who will get to motivate his players as much as Jose Mourinho does, for me the treble with Jose is the special one. Now there are more coaches with their own style. Yet, in terms of motivating and getting the most out of their players, that is Jose Mourinho.”
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