Thursday February 23 2012
Mutti ignores ‘likeness’ with Mou

Palermo boss Bortolo Mutti has brushed aside comparisons with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.

The tactician has been likened to the Portuguese tactician in recent weeks by Rosanero President Maurizio Zamparini.

“These things don’t concern me, the parallels with Mourinho leave me indifferent,” the Italian told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Everyone is their own person…”

Mutti replaced Devis Mangia on the Sicilian bench before Christmas and, after some initial struggles, there is talk that he could be handed a new deal after some impressive form.

“I’ve seen so much happen in football that there are no certainties in this game,” continued the former Bari man.

“I haven’t spoken with the President about my future as I think it will be the right thing to wait until the end of the season and see.

“Of course I’d like to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary with Palermo, but that doesn’t mean it will necessarily happen.”

Mutti accepted the Palermo job mid-season despite the fact that Zamparini is noted for his hiring and firing.

“Having worked with Zamparini up until now, he’s better than the picture people paint of him…”