Tony Pulis has described praise for Hiddink for Chelsea’s revival as a load of crap.
Mourinho was replaced by Hiddink and has gone to four wins without a defeat.
Nevertheless, Pulis believes he doesn’t deserve the praise.
“To be honest, what’s been said is a load of crap in lots of respects,” he said.
“The fact Mourinho won the league by a country mile – to say someone’s come in and changed it and they’re playing better and doing everything else better.
“There might have been other reasons that things didn’t go so well this year.
“But to put Jose down is completely and utterly out of order. It’s disrespectful to Mourinho and also the players that won the league last year, because they played some great football.”
Chelsea are 14th in the Premier League, two places below West Brom through 20 games this season.