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Carlos Alberto Parreira reveals admiration for Mourinho and Guardiola

The 71-year-old also spoke about the greatest sides not to win the World Cup
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Carlos Alberto Parreira has a history of being involved in World Cup competitions. He has participated in six as manager (of Kuwait in 1982, United Arab Emirates in 1990, Brazil in 1994 and 2006, Saudi Arabia in 1998 and South Africa in 2010), two as physical trainer (1970 and 1974) and one as a technical observer for FIFA (2002).

In an exclusive interview with Lancenet, the assistant coach of the Seleção revealed some of his thoughts on the best teams not have won the competition.

“Hungary in 1954 and Holland in 1974. Coincidentally, both were stopped by Germany. The Germans have tactical discipline and knew how to stop these two fantastic teams.”

“Brazil could maybe have won in 1982 as well with that great football and those great players.”

So, who does he think are the best managers in world football nowadays?

“I like two: Mourinho and Guardiola. I admire their work. I like Mourinho because of his personality and provocative style, the way he is so ironic. You can’t argue about his competence either. He has won everything possible. And Guardiola, because what he did at Barceolna has impacted world football.”


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