Jose Mourinho in his recent interview spoke about how Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who has initially sacked him, was the first one to call him he became Tottenham manager. Mourinho was who amid the toxic atmosphere and a dreadful run of form at Old Trafford, 11 months back was sacked by Woodward.
Mourinho in his interview said, “Maybe I get the opportunity to apologize for not answering 500 (phone calls) of them that I couldn’t answer. I have 700 but only had time to answer 200. But it was curious to see, from my last club, so many people showing me that respect, empathy and feeling. It was nice. All of them were special. The first one was from (United managing director) Richard Arnold. The third, fourth or fifth was Ed Woodward. And they were my bosses.”
And though Woodward and Mourinho’s relationship always seemed to be strained when he was the reigning manager at Old Trafford, as they fought over transfers, he thinks his relationship with his new boss Daniel Levy will be much more civil. Talking about the same he said, “Yes, I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that. It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”