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Memphis not bitter at Mourinho: “Great coach... great person”

Netherlands v Belgium - International Friendly

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 09: Memphis Depay of the Netherlands in action during the international friendly match between Netherlands and Belgium at Amsterdam Arena on November 9, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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If you’re waiting for angry, bitter Memphis Depay to lash out at his former coach Jose Mourinho, you’re gonna be waiting a while.

The new Lyon attacker, 22, had mostly positive things to say about Mourinho in an interview with Lyon’s web site.

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Now yes, it’s normal to expect Memphis not to use his new club’s platform to lambaste his old club, but there isn’t even really a shred of bitterness.

From Sky Sports:

“His words were nice. In Manchester, I always worked as I had to. For me personally, it wasn’t all that easy, I needed to play. But we didn’t have a bad relationship,” Depay told OL TV.

“He’s a great coach and a great person. Now we’ll see here how I play. In any case, I think he has said good things about me.”


The quotes are enough that you consider whether to post them. But in the age of vitriol and ambition to rip apart controversial managers, it seems notable to show that Memphis handled how he was treated quite well.

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