Jose Mourinho has categorically ruled former sides Manchester United and Chelsea out of the upcoming Premier League title race, suggesting Manchester City's 'B team' have more hope.
The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by the Red Devils last December, with the former Chelsea boss biding his time ahead of taking a new coaching job. While assessing his options, Mourinho has signed up to do punditry for Sky Sports.
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When quizzed on his picks, Mourinho said on Sky Sports (via Metro): "
"Independent of what happens today [Manchester United vs. Chelsea], even if one of the teams plays magnificently and has a fantastic result, I don’t believe that they are going to be in the title race," he added.
In regards to the other members of the top six, Mourinho concluded: "It’s also a little bit difficult for me, in spite of some really good players, I don’t think Arsenal will be in a title race. But I think Tottenham has to join it."