Nottingham Forest star Joe Lolley has claimed that former Manchester United and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is ‘dead’ in modern football.
The player’s claim also highlights that perhaps Chris Hughton fits into the same bracket given his failed spell at the City Ground.
Lolley made the claims on Instagram whilst watching Chelsea and Liverpool slug it out on Sunday in the Premier League.
Both clubs were praised for their attacking intent, with Lolley desperately impressed with the efforts of both teams.
Liverpool took the lead at Stamford Bridge. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah opened the scoring, before Matteo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic earned the Blues a share of the spoils.
Lolley was watching the game and took to Instagram to have his say.
The 29-year-old has been out of action for the last five games after picking up a knee injury after a short period of illness.
Forest are looking somewhat light in attack and he’ll be hoping to get back at it when Forest take on Arsenal next weekend.
Lolley has made 157 appearances for the Reds and has been striving for a return to top form.
With Alex Migthen also out injured, Steve Cooper will hope to have Lolley available sooner rather than later.
What has Forest man Lolley said about Jose Mourinho?
The Reds attacker has basically implied that there is no place in modern-day football for the serial trophy winner.
Lolley suggested that the attacking nature of Chelsea’s game with Liverpool is exactly what football should be about.
Mourinho is a master of the pragmatic approach and it’s one that has served him well previously.
Nowadays, it doesn’t wash, however, and Hughton suffered from a similar problem during his time at Forest.
When the manager first came to the City Ground, he needed to stop Forest from conceding goals and he made the team harder to beat.
This season, he had a squad that should have been taking games to the opposition.
Instead, Hughton stuck with his rigid 4-2-3-1 approach and he departed after losing six of the first seven games of the campaign.
Cooper has essentially had the same squad and led Forest to ninth in the Championship, outing Hughton as a manager who isn’t really fit for purpose in the modern game.
Lolley believes Mourinho is the same.