Jose Mourinho denies he wanted to delay Premier League's Project Restart

Jose Mourinho denies he wanted to delay Premier League's Project Restart

- Jose Mourinho has denied reports that he wanted to delay restart of the league

- The Tottenham manager says he can’t wait for matches to restart

- Premier League has been scheduled to restart on June 12

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he is ready for the Premier League to return, denying reports that he had wanted to delay the restart of the 2019/2020 season.

It was alleged that the tactician made an attempt to force ‘Project Restart’ to delay their plans for the restart of the league because of the dreaded coronavirus.

Mourinho has hit back saying he can no longer wait for the games to return, adding that other leagues in Europe are beginning to return gradually.

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It was alleged that the ‘Special One’ is hoping to have at least one month preparation for his players fot them to be fully fit for the league.

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"I don't think my position in the meeting has been reflected fairly at all today in media reports. I have not asked for any delay," Mourinho said, in a statement released by Tottenham.

"I want to train, and I am desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so, particularly now we are seeing other leagues preparing to return to action."

Meanwhile, Premier League chiefs reportedly want a mouthwatering clash pitting Man United and Tottenham Hotspur to kick-start season resumption.

The 2019/20 league campaign has been on hold following the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

However, there are earnest plans to have action resume with the league's top brass keen to have the more than 90 matches yet to be played concluded.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League board have reportedly banned tackling in training among the players as the English topflight gears up to resume after after almost three months that the term went on break.

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There have been reports that the body in charge of the Premier League are preparing to make the season resume in June this year.

And according to the latest report on Sportbible, the League body have came up with some rules and regulations that will guide players from contracting coronavirus.

Players will be split into five groups and remain two metres apart to maintain social distancing, though there must be no contact whatsoever, meaning any tasty tackles are banned.

Sessions must last no longer than 75 minutes and pitches, corner flags, balls, cones and goalposts need to be disinfected before and after every bit of training.

The report also added that tests on coronavirus will be carried for players twice in a week so as to make sure that things are going on smoothly.

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