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Clough says Mourinho's no-nonsense manner is similar to his father

Nigel Clough says he sees similarities between Mourinho and his father Brian in their managerial style Photo: PA

Burton manager Nigel Clough will try to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United on Wednesday when he faces a manager who reminds him of his father Brian.

United are the defending champions after Mourinho equalled Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough's record by winning a fourth League Cup title against Southampton at Wembley in February.

His quest to lift the trophy for a fifth time begins against Clough Junior's Brewers, and the Burton manager believes his opponents will be guided by a man that shares many of the characteristics his own father had.

"I think just the way they go about it and the way that they deal with things in such a no-nonsense manner," he said.

"It's black or it's white and that's it. If a player does the job for him, he has him in, and if he doesn't, that's it.

"I think they look at things in very similar ways in that department.

"I think the way he (Mourinho) deals with the press and the media, there are similarities there but he's just no-nonsense and says what he thinks and that's the biggest similarity."