Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri, claims that Manchester United and former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho is a better manager.
He says this is based on the Portuguese’s track record over the years and the titles and trophies the volatile manager has won.
Sarri has Chelsea playing a very exciting brand of football, one that has gotten the best out of the enigmatic Eden Hazard and has many claiming that this is one of the most exciting teams the Blues have ever been able to assemble.
However, Sarri is yet to win a major trophy, having been pipped to the Italian Serie A trophy by Juventus last season.
“The Special One is Mourinho,” he said, before talking about his rival’s influence in football.
“The results speak for him. So, at the moment, he is better than me for sure. I hope to improve myself in the future, but at the moment I have to say he’s better than me.
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“I think he is different. I think that I have my character, and my character probably is different to his character. So I have to be myself, always. Otherwise I am not credible.
“He has won everything everywhere. So I need to win if I want to compare myself to him.
“[Mourinho’s success] is not all just in the past – I think he will also be able to win in the future. He is really one of the best. Maybe the best. I think he will be able to win again.
“At the moment, it’s not possible [to compare us] . You are talking about one of the best coaches in the world, and I’m not – at the moment – one of the best.
“I’d like to win something because, at the moment, I need to win. I have won in Serie B, Serie C, Serie D like the Championship, League One and League Two here in England.
“But now I need to win at this level.”
The two will face off on Saturday during the early kick-off