Jose Mourinho has made it clear to his fellow managers that he is desperate to return to football with a cutting remark.
Tottenham manager Mourinho joined with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti in saying he wants the Premier League to resume.
According to the Mirror, It emerged from the League Managers’ Association meeting that Mourinho wants the season to resume while other bosses are reluctant.
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Jose Mourinho told his fellow bosses: “If you don’t want to play, stay home and watch Bundlesliga!”
It is understood that Pep Guardiola, Frank Lampard, Nigel Pearson and Graham Potter raised concerns about a return to the campaign and rushing back to matches.
Bundesliga is due to start this weekend while the Premier League is still in discussion over a possible return next month.
Everton manager Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp were also keen to restart while Roy Hodgson said it was safer to return to training.
The LMA meeting took place on Wednesday before the players held discussions with the Premier League and professional Footballers’ Association.
Premier League players are concerned about their own health and welfare and have asked for more clarity and assurances ahead of a possible return to football
Mourinho’s work with his team highlights that he is fully committed to football comeback and does not want to delay or void the campaign.
Mourinho even denied reports he has attempted to delay the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ saying: “I don’t think my position in the meeting has been reflected fairly at all today in media reports. I have not asked for any delay.”
“I want to train, and I am desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so, particularly now we are seeing other leagues preparing to return to action.
“I am extremely proud of the way my players have maintained their fitness – they have shown great professionalism, passion and dedication.
Teams hope that the players will agree to a return when it’s time to vote on a return to football.