Ahead of last night's clash between West Brom and Man United, Pardew praised Mourinho's tactical nuance and said that the former Chelsea boss is better at winning than Guardiola, whose team have a significant lead atop the league standings after embarking on a record-breaking 16-game winning streak.
"I will probably not manage a club anymore", the Amsterdam-born former midfielder said in Rotterdam on Sunday evening, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
But the Belgium worldwide refused to celebrate his 10th Premier League goal of the season despite being mobbed by team-mates, leading to post-match criticism from television pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp.
They will then open 2018 with a trip to Everton on New Year's Day, before kicking off their FA Cup campaign with a visit to Championship side Derby at the third round stage.
Mourinho, who confirmed Antonio Valencia suffered a hamstring injury, also dismissed a video of Manchester City's players chanting - following their win over Spurs - about his side "parking the bus" in a direct jibe to their rivals.
"We have other players, [Daley] Blind and [Matteo] Darmian were not on the bench, and we have other people to cope with the difficulty".
He added: "I didn't see, I didn't watch".
Jay Rodriguez had headed wide from point-blank range with five minutes remaining. "We just had a lack of energy and, as I say, I've got to take some blame for that". "We've got a full house here and it was quiet because we're giving them nothing to get excited about".
WWE Clash of Champions 2017
I want to see a new Royal Rumble victor and not someone that has been in the main event of WrestleMania before. WWE's pay-per-view schedule for 2017 wrapped up on Sunday night with an explosive Clash of Champions .