Leaving a club after being called surplus to requirements and still talking positively about the manager that let you go speaks volumes about the relationship shared between the player and his boss.
Daley Blind recently left Manchester United to return to his former club Ajax, but his exit has not stopped him from speaking highly about Jose Mourinho.
After a four-year spell in Manchester, the Dutchman has revealed that there were no problems between him and his Portuguese boss, rather labeling their relationship to be ‘very positive’.
In one of his post-match interviews recently, Blind was asked to speak about Jose, and this is what he had to say: “I learnt a lot [from Mourinho], he is a true winner and he is the best in transferring that to the group.”
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The player was brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal, but the defender spent his last two years with the Red Devils under the management of Jose Mourinho.
The versatile and experienced campaigner also added the following about his former boss: “I am very thankful for the fans there that was great. I am very thankful to Mourinho. It was nice working with him.”
Ajax recently played their Champions League qualifier against Standard Liege, and Blind had an important role to play in the same.
The Eredivisie club drew their first leg 2-2 after conceding a 94th minute equalizer.
When asked if Mourinho’s tactics would have helped the situation, Blind said: “When you look at the first away game against Liege, we can definitely make improvement there.”