Jose Mourinho may not be the most popular man around Stamford Bridge following his move to Manchester United but the stellar work he did during two spells in west London can never be overlooked.
Chelsea are now set to see another manager go head-to-head with club legend Mourinho this season after replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri, who has the task of leading the Blues back into the Premier League’s top-four.
Sarri will have to wait until October to face off against Mourinho’s United but the Red Devils boss has given praise to the former Napoli boss, stating he is impressed by the work he did with the Italian side.
Speaking to BeIN Sports, Mourinho said:
“When I was in Italy from 2008 to 2010, he was not in Serie A. I never met him or played against him. I just follow football and lately the good work he did with Napoli.
“In England, all the good managers have the desire to come. It’s a crazy competition with a high level so I think every manager has the dream to come so he had the chance to come.
“He has a fantastic team, fantastic players and squad – I think he has conditions to do good work.”