West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini spoke to reporters today, and delivered his verdict on new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, as quoted by Football.London:

The Portuguese was named new Spurs boss yesterday morning, after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday night.

Mourinho will take his new Tottenham side to the London Stadium on Saturday where an out of form Hammers team awaits them.

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Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pellegrini has had plenty off run-ins with the 56-year-old during his time in management.

Most notably when the Chilean’s Manchester City side were slugging it out with Chelsea for the Premier League title four or five years ago.

 

And Pellegrini told reporters how he is neither Mourinho’s friend nor his enemy, as quoted by Football.London:

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Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

“He is not my friend but he is not my enemy either. Maybe I think a different way but he is not my enemy. Everyone has their options to play football the way they want and what they want to say.”

Both teams desperately need all three points on Saturday.

West Ham and Tottenham are closer to the relegation spots than they are the European places.

And Spurs fans will be hoping that their new manager can inspire the north London club to a win over the Hammers.

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