Mourinho claims that his management style was always going to change when he settled down at a club. Now, he insists, he has.
"I don't know if my reputation is unfair or not," said Mourinho in the run up to his clash with Manchester United and David Moyes. "I reflect a lot about my style of leadership when I am at a certain club, at a certain project.
"One thing is to lead a team where I want to try to get the best results immediately. For a couple of years your leadership can be much more confrontational. It's a completely different way to do it.
"It's one thing to have a relationship with my players that I know are going to be my players for a couple of years. Another thing is to educate players with a relationship and with an empathy that I'm sure is going to be for five, six, seven, eight years. Completely different.
"I didn't change, because I knew what I was doing when I did it. What I changed was my style, my way of being a coach and a manager."
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