Zdeněk Zeman blasts Mourinho: “Reporters like him, but the pitch is something else.”

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma manager Zdeněk Zeman once again criticised José Mourinho, addressing his off-the-pitch ‘Special One’ persona in an interview with Libero.

“He’s a character, sure. He’s somebody who reporters like a lot,” said the 75-year-old technician, who spent last seeing with Serie C side Foggia.

“But,” he added. “The pitch is something else entirely.”

Zeman had already been very critical of Mourinho’s work in the past, with the two going back and forth over the last year since the Special One’s appointment in the Italian capital.

The longtime journeyman manager has voiced his displeasure for the Special One’s tactical approach and his outspoken nature.

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