Why Mourinho is against Project Restart

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen on seeing the Premier League resume action soon, but he’s not in a hurry for football to resume without the right things in place.

The Premier League was due to restart the season with a Friday night clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, though their plans have been pushed back after an intervention from Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho has led a bid from a number of managers to get Project Restart delayed, citing fitness concerns.

The Premier League intends to play 92 league games in the space of one month, as the Project Restart is planning a league schedule that will run from June to July.

The League’s resumption was expected to start with a Friday night clash between Manchester United and Tottenham – a fixture which was due to be played on the weekend the Premier League was suspended.

Head coaches from all clubs joined a video call to discuss the potential timetable, which would see players return to action in a month after several weeks of phased training.

According to The Mirror, Mourinho insisted that players need at least a month to prepare for a return to action after seven weeks off, and managers have also shown their support.

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