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

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

Clarke and Scotland will be desperate to get one against the auld foe in their Group D clash at Wembley next Friday, live on talkSPORT.

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Clarke will be desperate to beat England – but admits they are one of the favorites to win the tournament

However, in an interview with talkSPORT, Clarke praised the Three Lions as the strongest team in the tournament.

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

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

“I think the French will be the World Cup winner favorites and rightly so. I don’t look too far from the French.

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France have Kylian Mbappe and Clarke thinks they are strong contenders to win Euro 2020

“The Italians are good, they have been very good lately. And of course England are a strong team too. England have as many chances as anyone else.

Clarke made his mark in charge of Scotland as he guided the country to its first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.

He earned more than his streak 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.

Mourinho hired Clarke as an assistant in his first stint at Chelsea.  Clark left his post at Stamford Bridge after four years

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Mourinho hired Clarke as an assistant in his first stint at Chelsea. Clark left his post at Stamford Bridge after four years

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Mourinho said Clarke had a brilliant football mind and the 57-year-old responded by saying that Special One is the best manager he has ever worked with.

“When a quality instructor at Joe’s says something like this about you, you should be proud,” Clark said.

“We had a great time together at Chelsea. He’s a top coach, probably the best trainer I’ve worked with in my career, so it’s great to get that kind of praise from Jose.

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