'The Premier League has too many foreign managers,' says Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 14 December 2015 13:10
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Portuguese Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed concern over the number of foreign coaches in the Premier League...

I think in this moment it’s too easy. In this moment the number of foreign coaches in the Premier League, even in the Championship, is too big compared with the number of English or in this case British managers.

Fortunately, the irony of the manager's comments were not lost on himself:

Yes, I speak against myself, but I think it’s true.

To come here, you had to do something serious. I think I did enough to deserve to be here.

These comments arrive after Swansea City's Garry Monk became the latest coach to be sacked last week, leaving eight working British managers in the Premier League.

On Monday night, Mourinho's side face Leicester – a team under the guidance of another foreign manager, Claudio Ranieri.

Reigning champions Chelsea currently sit in 16th, one point clear of the relegation zone.

"In this moment in Portugal, we have 18 teams in the Premier League and 15 Portuguese coaches," the controversy-hound continued.

"I’m not British but I feel sympathy."

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