Claudio Ranieri is insisting he has no problems with Mourinho on a personal level, as both coaches prepare for their Sunday showdown.
Mourinho took a swipe at the man he replaced at Chelsea in 2004, for his lack of trophies and poor English.
Ranieri did not respond to the jibe until 2008, stating he does not need to win trophies to prove himself. The Italian claimed the EPL with Leicester and Mourinho was sacked at Chelsea again.
“Yes, but it’s prehistoric, not now,” he said. “It [their relationship] is fantastic, very good, no problems, why?
“Do you remember in the summer when we had the Soccer Aid, I managed the Rest of the World team against Jose’s English side.
“It [the issues] was a long time ago, I’m okay. All managers have a lot of jobs to do. It’s normal, he’s a great manager and a fantastic person.
“Maybe he has to offer me a good red wine. I love red wine and if he offers I will go and drink it with him [after Saturday’s game].
“Mourinho is a fantastic manager, intelligent, clever.”