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Port Vale boss Ribeiro: What I do is 90% like Man Utd's Mourinho

Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro has stated that he is very similar to his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho.

Ribeiro was surprisingly appointed as manager of the Valiants over the summer and it was his close mate Mourinho's recommendation which convinced owner Norman Smurthwaite to hand the 40-year-old the reins at Vale Park.

Ribeiro has now gone on to reveal that he is a lot like Mourinho in his management style and added that he likes to integrate his own ideas to the United manager's way of thinking.

He told The Times: "What I do is 90 per cent like him.

"I have my opinion, my ideas, I watched many, many training [sessions], took things from him, and combine with my ideas."

Under Ribeiro's guidance, the Stoke-on-Trent outfit sit sixth on the League One table, just three points off a top-three position.

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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