Lothar Matthaus has hailed Mourinho as the best coach in the world, insisting he is ahead of Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.
The Portuguese manager has won league titles with Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid, while Guardiola oversaw the most successful spell in Barcelona’s history and has won two Bundesliga titles with Bayern so far, while both coaches have lifted the Champions League twice.
The pair has been seen as the height when it comes to managing, but matthaus believes Mourinho is ahead of the Spaniard.
“Pep is not the best coach in the world,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I prefer Mourinho. He is the No.1, because Mourinho is more transparent and more direct than Guardiola.
“I’ve been told that from the players he has coached: He tells you everything to your face.”
“He will go,” the former Bayern player said. “What sense does it make to wait until winter to renew your contract? Either you do it now or you’re going.
“I have a lot of respect for Guardiola, he has won so much, but he must be clearer. Why don’t you just sign a deal? Speak clearly!
“I have a German favourite to succeed him: Klopp. There are two foreign candidates: Mourinho, but he will not leave Chelsea, and Carlo Ancelotti.”