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Jose Mourinho explains to David Beckham his realisation about management since joining Tottenham

The Spurs boss gave Beckham a guided tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and opened up about his views on the modern game

Jose Mourinho says he thinks the role of the manager has changed significantly since he began his career in coaching, and that they now have much less of an impact while the match is ongoing.

The Portuguese boss took footballing legend David Beckham on a guided tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the two discussing the effect the impressive facilities can have on the squad.

In the past Mourinho was known for his often flamboyant displays on the touchline, but he appears to have mellowed over time and has become a calmer presence.

When they reached his office, Mourinho said: “Before the game, I win and I lose before I arrive here. The 90 minutes is for you and I’m there to give just some little touches.

Jose Mourinho and David Beckham discussed a number of aspects about the modern game (Image: James Drew Turner)

“The old fashioned one that is screaming and screaming and screaming – forget it.”

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy also appeared in the video, and after Beckham congratulated him on the stadium he added: “They (the players) have all the right conditions now.”

Beckham, who is president and co-owner of new MLS franchise Inter Miami, appeared in awe of the billion pound stadium, and admitted when walking down the tunnel: “Even I, when I was here earlier, I walked out on the pitch and I got goosebumps.”

Beckham appeared hugely impressed by the stadium (Image: AIA)

Mourinho also took Beckham into the changing rooms and the canteen, and the two discussed the importance in the modern game of sleep, mental health, recovery and having a good diet.

Mourinho has been in charge of Spurs since November and has had an up-and-down spell at the club so far, with eight wins, three draws and six defeats in his 17 Premier League games.

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