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“I think in this moment…” – Jose Mourinho makes bold Pep Guardiola Premier League prediction



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Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be amused by the “mess” at some Premier League clubs.

Guardiola, who is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium at the end of next season, clinched a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title last month, with the 53-year-old having lifted the trophy in six of the past seven seasons.

Manchester City beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to the title for a second successive year, as a 3-1 win over West Ham on the final day of the campaign secured an eighth Premier League title for the Sky Blues.

The title triumph came alongside silverware success in the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, although Manchester City were unable to retain the Emirates FA Cup trophy, losing 1-2 to rivals Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in the final.

Guardiola has won 17 trophies since his arrival in east Manchester in 2016, and successfully beat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United to the Premier League title in 2018 – finishing 19 points ahead of the Old Trafford club and reaching the landmark 100-points mark.

Manchester City’s domestic and more recent success abroad comes amidst a notable shift in the Premier League, with continued disarray at both United and Chelsea, with the latter set to announce Enzo Maresca as their new manager after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho, who has signed a two-year contract to become Fenerbahçe manager in Turkey, has claimed that Guardiola will be amused by the “mess” of some clubs in the Premier League.

“I think in this moment Pep [Guardiola] laughs at the mess at other clubs,” he told TNT Sports during UEFA Champions League Final coverage in north London on Saturday.

The Portuguese manager was a pundit for the clash between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side won 2-0 to claim another Champions League trophy.

Mourinho’s latest appointment will mark a first return to management since being sacked by Roma in January, where he had been in charge for two-and-a-half years.