Walsh: Jose was warned about ‘big baby’ Lukaku

Jose Mourinho was cautioned about marking ‘huge child’ Romelu Lukaku, as indicated by Everton’s previous executive of football Steve Walsh.

Walsh was at Everton when United marked Lukaku in 2017. In addition, says he cautioned the then Old Trafford supervisor about the Belgian’s conduct.

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Steve Walsh had recently worked with Mourinho at Chelsea during his first spell at the club.

Walsh disclosed to The Athletic: “When Jose [Mourinho] marked Romelu Lukaku from Everton, I said to him, ‘You must be cautious with Lukaku. He is a major infant, you know’.

Steve Walsh
“He said he could deal with him. I don’t think he truly got Lukaku on-side rationally, which you need to do.

“That is the situation with him and Paul Pogba. They aren’t my sort of players. They are more about themselves than the group. I wouldn’t have contacted them. Since they are great players doesn’t mean you will receive a decent group in return.”

Walsh was sacked by Everton in May 2018, with Marcel Brands assuming the executive of football job.

Mourinho, who began Lukaku normally, was sacked last December under a year and a half subsequent to marking the Belgium global striker, who pursued the Portuguese director out of the Old Trafford leave entryway this late spring, moving to Inter Milan.


The 26-year-old disclosed to Belgian paper Het Belang van Limburg at the end of the week. In addition, that he had chosen in March that he needed to leave United.

The Belgian international netted 42 goals in just 96 appearances during his time in United and as of now has nine objectives in 15 appearances this season for Inter.

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