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Artour’s special documentary ‘Mourinho in Spurs



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(Reuters) – Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said he was a huge admirer of Tottenham Hotspur’s management style, Jose Mourinho, and that he could learn from the Portuguese by watching Spurs’ all-access documentary series.

The Amazon Prime documentary ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ followed the club during the 2019-20 season, when Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager, before guiding them to a sixth place finish in the Premier League.

Before dropping north London on Sunday between Arsenal and Spurs, Arteta said by watching the series he gained some insights from one of the game’s most successful coaches.

“There are some important moments in that documentary where you can pick out some relevant things as to why he is having the success he is having,” Arteta told a news conference.

“Mourinho has something very special, whatever he wants to get into the football club, he manages to do it and he believes, in a way that players end up acting, ‘ what he wants to do. And whoever doesn’t do it is not part of that. ”

Arteta was coming through the Barcelona academy at the same time as Mourinho was on the coaching team in 1999, and the pair fared well.

Prior to his appointment as Arsenal boss in December last year, Arteta served as assistant to Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who has enjoyed longstanding rivalries with Mourinho.

Arteta believes the experienced duo shares the sincerity needed to manage a club at the highest level and also the ability to navigate difficult times.

“These managers have all had difficult moments,” said Arteta. “I’ve been part of coaching staff with difficult moments. The important point is how you react in difficult moments and how club fans react in difficult moments. ”

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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