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Sampdoria’s Dejan Stankovic praises Mourinho

Andy Mattioli
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Sampdoria manager Dejan Stankovic praised his former boss at Inter, Jose Mourinho, ahead of Roma-Sampdoria.

In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Stankovic remarked, “I respect Mourinho very much. He arrived at Inter when I was already thirty years old and I thought I had given everything.”

“José managed to improve me by that 20-30% I didn’t know I had left in me. We have never lost sight of each other, I still reach out to him to this day, I ask him for advice, we exchange opinions, he is a man and a coach of an uncommon intelligence and ability.”

“He trains everyone. Players, managers, staff, media, fans. He trains them, he doesn’t manipulate them. He is empathetic, engaging.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
Roma
Genoa
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