Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has stated that he doesn’t know the current Chelsea boss, never met him or play against him in any competition.
Mourinho stated this while speaking to BeIN Sports during United’s pre-season campaign.
“I don’t know him. When I was in Italy from 2008-10, 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,” Mourinho said.
The former Chelsea boss, however, believes that Maurizio Sarri will succeed at Stamford Bridge following his arrival from Napoli as he expects to see the Italian do well in London.
“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,” he said.
Sarri and Mourinho will lock horns for the first time as Coaches in the Premier League this season, and the former Inter boss believes the ex-Napoli tactician will suit his old club’s ‘fantastic’ squad.