Better than Guardiola? Maradona backs Mourinho as the world's best

Better than Guardiola? Maradona backs Mourinho as the world's best

Mourinho made no secret of his desire to sign a new centre-back last summer and he remains uncertain about Lindelof despite an upturn in the Swede's performances, while he has lost all trust in Bailly. That way tiki-taka is easier'.

"Myself as a coach I need to learn a lot and for that reason I think I will go to Manchester and Mourinho to ask him a lot of things".

Manchester United bosses are set to block Jose Mourinho from making any January transfers after the Portuguese coach lost faith in three of his own signings, according to reports.

" At the moment Pep is able to choose any player in the world he wants".

"Because he is the best without doubt".

Surprisingly, the Argentine declared that he thinks Mourinho is in fact the superior manager of the two.

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Tensions perhaps most famously came to a head when Mourinho's Real Madrid met Guardiola's Barca in the Champions League semi-final in 2011.

Speaking on Sky Sports ahead of internationals with Belgium - for whom he scored an excellent goal at the World Cup against England - Januzaj bemoaned how Mourinho never gave him a proper chance at Man United.

Pep Guardiola has Manchester City flying in the Premier League once more, but Maradona believes he has received a significant helping hand in his managerial career.

Maradona, now in charge of Mexican second-tier side Dorados , said he still had room to improve as a coach.

"Yes they could win it", he said.

In an interview with Spanish publication Marca, Maradona said: "For me yes, Mou is the best". They now sit in mid-table in the Ascenso MX after 14 games of the season played.