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Spurs boss Mourinho takes swipe at Man Utd, Chelsea: This academy I can work with

Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at his former clubs after arriving as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss says the standard of young players at Spurs is greater than his previous clubs.

"I really like this squad and looking to the young players – there is not one manager in the world that doesn't like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one," Mourinho said to Tottenham's official website .

"The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players, so I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving the talents that the first team need. Of course I look forward to [working] with that profile.

"To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful. It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect. I always [spoke] about the club's potential. I always [spoke] about the qualities of the players. I always [spoke about] the magnificent work the club was doing."

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