Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has described Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho ‘arrogant’ ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
The sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and Hitzfeld has criticised the former Porto coach..
“Jose Mourinho is an arrogant coach,” Hitzfeld told German television.
“He is cool but he is not a sportsman. I have met him but we are not going to be friends.”
Mourinho led unfancied Porto to success in the Champions League and although Hitzfeld is impressed by Mourinho the coach, less so with Mourinho the person.
“In comparison to Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, Jose was a disappointment on a personal level,” he said.
“However, he is among the best managers in the world.
“Winning the Champions League with Porto is sensational and now he has guided Chelsea to the brink of the English title in his first season.”