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Scotland boss Steve Clarke ‘proud’ of Jose Mourinho comments and predicts England will challenge France and Italy for Euro 2020 glory


England were supported to challenge France and Italy to win Euro 2020 by Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

Clarke and Scotland will be desperate to get one against Auld Enemy in their Group D clash at Wembley next Friday, LIVE on talkSPORT.

Clarke will be desperate to beat England – but accepts they are one of the favorites to win the tournament
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However, in an interview with talkSPORT, Clarke praised the Three Lions by calling them the strongest teams in the tournament.

But England are not the most outstanding team to lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy, Clarke believes.

“It’s a tough tournament to call,” Clarke said. “There are a lot of good teams in there.

“I think the French World Cup winners will be the favorites and rightly so. I don’t see too far beyond the French.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke ‘proud’ of Jose Mourinho comments and predicts England will challenge France and Italy for Euro 2020 glory
France have Kylian Mbappe in their ranks and Clarke thinks they are the favorites to win Euro 2020
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“The Italians are good, they have been very good recently. And of course England are also a strong team. England have as many chances as anyone else.

Clarke left her mark in charge of Scotland as she guided the nation to their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.

He more than earned his stripes after working as an assistant at Liverpool and West Ham and was also Jose Mourinho’s No.2 in the Portuguese’s first stint at the helm of Chelsea.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke ‘proud’ of Jose Mourinho comments and predicts England will challenge France and Italy for Euro 2020 glory
Mourinho hired Clarke as an assistant on his first stint at Chelsea. Clarke left her post at Stamford Bridge after four years
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Mourinho said Clarke has a brilliant footballing mind and the 57-year-old responded by saying the Special One is the best manager he’s ever worked with.

“When a quality coach from Jose says something like that about you, then you should be proud,” Clarke added.

“We had a great time together at Chelsea. He’s a top trainer, probably the best trainers I’ve worked with in my career, so getting that kind of compliment from Jose is very nice.

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