Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a better coach than his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.
Maradona also revealed that he is planning on spending a week watching Manchester United train in order to learn as much as he can from Mourinho.
“I, as a coach, still have a lot to learn,” El Diego told Marca.
“That is why I will go a week to Manchester to see Mourinho train and to ask him a lot of things.
“For me, yes – Mou is better.”
Maradona even claimed that Guardiola’s success is based on the style of play invented by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff and he is aided by the massive transfer budget available at Man City.
“I give Pep credit for making the most of what Johan Cruyff left.’’ Maradona continued.
“Guardiola did not invent the tiki-taka — a style of play characterised by maintaining possession with short passing and movement. The tiki-taka was created by Cruyff. Only that now Pep can choose any player in the world he wants so the tiki-taka is easier that way.”
Guardiola and Mourinho have met 22 times during their managerial careers, with the City boss winning 11, drawing six and losing five.