Neil Warnock and Jose Mourinho are two of football's most colourful characters. Both managers certainly do not care as to whether or not they are universally loved and are very much be results driven
Both managers were also giving out about the away dressing room at the Bet365 Stadium, Stoke City's home ground.
Warnock was fuming after Middlesbrough's 1-0 defeat against Stoke at the start of the month. He called their changing facilities an "absolute disgrace", saying that he'd wouldn't want to put animals in it.
The toilets were blocked up. We've got fumes coming in from the bloody engine outside the dressing room. Water everywhere on the floor. It's a disgrace for the Championship. Absolute disgrace.
Neil Warnock was fuming about the facilities at Stoke!
What a rant! 😳 pic.twitter.com/234P2O1FlL
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Mourinho's Tottenham side face Stoke tonight, though they look set to have a better dressing room, as the Championship club have upgraded their facilities, ahead of the game.
Mourinho claimed to have seen a video of the old dressing rooms, but he'll be pleased that it's been rectified.
🇵🇹Tottenham Hotspur boss José Mourinho has hinted at the state of the Stoke dressing room after Neil Warnock called it a 'pigsty':
🗣"I was not going to raise it...it's a question for the authorities...safety authorities".#THFC #COYS #STKTOT #CarabaoCuppic.twitter.com/tnrevy13Z0
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 22, 2020
Mourinho does love the mind games! He's up against Irish manager Michael O'Neill tonight. The former Northern Ireland manager took over Stoke in November 2019 when they were towards the bottom of the league, but he has them sitting just outside the play-offs at this stage of the season.
He's up against the Special One tonight, who can look forward to luxurious changing room treatment!