Diego maradona says jose mourinho, not pep guardiola, is the best coach

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Mourinho and Guardiola have each won 20 major titles during their managerial careers, but the spaniard has been more successful in recent history, leading city to a record-breaking premier league title last season.

City have continued their dominance this season with Sunday’s 3-1 derby win putting Guardiola’s league leaders 12 points ahead of Mourinho’s eighth-placed United after 12 games.

However, Maradona insists Mourinho is “the best without doubt”, suggesting Guardiola is only out-performing his counterpart due to the financial backing he receives from City’s Abu-Dhabi owners.

In an interview with Spanish publication Marca, Maradona said: “For me yes, Mou is the best. I would give Pep the merit of taking advantage of the launch that Johan Cruyff gave him.

“I have said on more than one occasion that tiki-taka was not invented by Guardiola. It was ‘flaco’ Cruyff. At the moment Pep is able to choose any player in the world that he wants. That way tiki-taka is easier.”