Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he deserves an award for being the 'best-behaved manager on the touchline'.
Mourinho has been no stranger to touchline rows with opposition managers and fourth officials since his arrival in England at Chelsea in 2004. TV shots of Mourinho who has had a run in with the likes of Antonio Conte, Arsene Wenger, Mark Hughes and Jurgen Klopp spitting feathers are plentiful in the archives.
But ahead of United's trip to Newcastle on Sunday, the 55-year-old believes he may have to moan more often to help protect his players, according to The Independent.
"I'm fully committed to win
the award this season of the best-behaved manager on the touchline.
"I'm serious - I prepare myself, I'm really happy. I'm not free of losing my temper, my control, in one match. I'm not perfect.
"There are so many awards - performance of the week, manager of the month and this and that - they should give one to the guy that behaves best on the touchline and it should be the fourth official to vote. I'm pretty sure that I would win." Mourinho said as quoted by BBC Sports
The Portuguese coach who has been sent to the stands on several occasions during his managerial career - the latest during the 1-0 win at Southampton on 23 September takes his wards to St James' Park on Sunday to face Newcastle United as he hopes to win and keep pressure on leaders Manchester City who whipped Leicester City silly on Saturday.