Jose Mourinho had some things to say about Paul Scholes’ unsuccessful tenure as Oldham Athletic manager. The Portuguese came under criticism for his tenure at Old Trafford, and he has hit back.
Scholes only managed seven games at Oldham and could win only one of them. “But the experience to be there, we have even in England, former top players, amazing in front of the screen,” the Mourinho told RT.
“They go to football clubs, and after two months, goodbye, let’s go home because this is not right for us. So there are things you have it, or you don’t have it.”
Scholes and Gary Neville have both criticised Mourinho for his work at Manchester United, but both pundits have failed at personal managerial ventures. “There is one part of it [management] that people sometimes forget, even some top pundits, they forget it, which is you have to be born with some talent adapted,” Mourinho added.
“It is one thing us sat in front of a screen, analysing a game live, saying ‘I will take that one and I will put that one’. That decision when you are on the touchline, can you on the touchline have the same state of mind to be calm and be an analyst of the game? Can you be brave enough to take the pressure?”