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'I Didn't See It Coming' - Lille Manager Hits Out At Jose Mourinho

'I Didn't See It Coming' - Lille Manager Hits Out At Jose Mourinho
Maurice Brosnan
By Maurice Brosnan
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Lille coach Christopher Galtier has hit out at Jose Mourinho after he took two members of his coaching team to join him at Tottenham.

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the Premier League club earlier this week and he took Lille's highly-rated coach Joao Sacramento as well as goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos with him.

It left Galtier unimpressed with how his staff were poached.

"Everyone has their own way of doing things," he said.


He went on in a sarcastic tone: "But it's really classy. Really classy to act like that."

I was angry, the timing isn’t good. There are ways to do things. Regardless, what matters is that I agree with the decision of the president.

I have also been in a deputy role. They were asked, they believe in this project, they want to go. That’s football today.

“My president and Luis Campos could not do anything to keep two people who couldn’t stay in this project. We’re not in the world of the Care Bears.

“I learned it by phone from my president on Tuesday night. He told me about the situation. I didn’t see anything coming. We were preparing normally for the match in Paris."

Mourinho will take charge of his first game on Saturday against West Ham.


SEE ALSO: 'That's Before I Was Sacked!' - Mourinho On Breaking Chelsea Promise By Managing Spurs


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