Burnley boss Sean Dyche full of respect for Jose Mourinho

Sean Dyche has nothing but the utmost respect for Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho.

Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche (R) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) ahead of the English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on October 26, 2020.
Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche (R) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) ahead of the English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on October 26, 2020.

The Turf Moor chief is a huge admirer of everything the Portuguese coach has achieved during his managerial tenure.

The former FIFA World Coach of the Year has collected 25 pieces of silverware for five different clubs in four nations.

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He's won the Champions League twice, the Premier League three times with Chelsea and pocketed a whole host of other domestic titles.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley greets Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on March 07, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

The 58-year-old, who boasted a 72 percent win record at both Porto and Real Madrid, has also picked up a number of personal honours along the way.

"Jose has his fair share of people that question whatever he does at varying clubs," Dyche said.

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"I'm still relatively young, I'm coming up to 10 years in management, but my point is that these guys have been around doing amazing things for teams at amazing levels, so there's nothing but respect from me for those guys.

"It normally goes out of the window from when the whistle blows until the game stops, but I have a lot of respect for these people.

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"There are managers in the Premier League that have done amazing things in the world of football, there'll never be a lack of respect from me."

Dyche bumped into Mourinho in London the day after his side had been thumped 5-0 on their last visit to Spurs' lavish new stadium.

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Harry Kane and Lucas Moura had given the hosts a 2-0 lead inside the first 10 minutes in December 2019.

Heung-Min Son netted his FIFA Puskas Award winner, after running the length of the pitch, in the 32nd minute.

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And the walkover was completed by Kane and Moussa Sissoko after the break.

Dyche recalled: "I bumped into Jose [Mourinho] in the street and he was perfectly civil, we had a nice chat and he was very gracious with my children and my wife, he was lovely.

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"He spoke to my family and there was absolutely no problem at all. The thing you have to compartmentalise is that when you're pitchside everyone is fighting to win, but away from that it's completely different."

Mourinho has come under a little bit of pressure of late following a run of five defeats from six games in the Premier League, which has left Spurs languishing in ninth spot.

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But Dyche - who has never beaten a Mourinho side - feels that is just part of the territory.

"The manager is somebody that I have a massive amount of respect for with what he's done and what he's won," he said.

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"There have been some question marks, but if you're him or if you're Tottenham you're always going to get that if things aren't going quite as fluidly as what you'd like.

"They're still a top outfit for me, they're a top club, he's a top manager."