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The Manchester United boss has a long history of clashing with referees, fourth officials and even fans in his time at Chelsea and Old Trafford
However, the Portuguese tactician feels he has changed his ways – and deserves to be rewarded for doing so.
“I am fully committed to win the award this season to win the award for the best-behaved manager on the touchline. I am serious,” Mourinho said ahead of United’s game against Newcastle.
‘There are so many awards, Performance of the Week, Manager of the Month, they should give the guy that behaves better on the touchline and they should give the vote to the fourth official and I am pretty sure I would win! I am serious.
“I didn’t create one problem to the fourth official on the touchline, apart from my red card at Southampton when I put my foot on the pitch.
“Now I prepare myself and I am very happy, I am not free of losing my temper or my control in one match. I am not free of that. I am not perfect.
“I am not going from the bad one to the perfect one, no way. But I try and I make an effort and I’m happy with the way things are going.”
Mourinho has already conceded the title race is over, but with the Champions League and FA Cup still to play for, United will be eager to get their top players in peak condition for a vital period.