Jose Mourinho has revealed that he envies Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp after the City and Liverpool managers received substantial support from their respective club owners this season.

The Portuguese manager, now out of work after being sacked by Manchester United in December, provided punditry during last night’s Champions League semi-final clash between Liverpool and Barcelona.

And he took the opportunity to highlight how well each club have supported their managers since their arrivals.

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“I would love to go to a club and be in conditions to do what Jurgen and Pep did,” Mourinho said.

“If you look at the [Liverpool] team that started the game, how many of them were there when Jurgen arrived? A couple.

“And when Pep was not happy with the full-backs he had and in the summer bought four full-backs that he liked.

“When he bought one goalkeeper like Claudio Bravo and was not happy with Claudio Bravo, the next season he bought Ederson.

“When Jurgen is in the club and wins absolutely nothing for three-and-a-half years and he still has the trust, still has the confidence, still has the conditions to try to keep going and going.

“Probably this season they have a big chance to do it – the first time that they win a trophy.

“In my next job I will not be starting a conversation without knowing exactly what the club wants and what the club has to give in terms of structure and the club objectives.”

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