Southampton manager, Ronaldo Koeman, has questioned the thought of Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, describing himself as the ‘Special One’.
This comes ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Southampton at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
In a chat with the BBC, Koeman posited that Mourinho doesn’t have the right to refer to himself as being special.
“Jose went his own way as a coach and he did things much better,” Koeman told the BBC.
“He is a winning coach. I like how he has done, he’s an example to all managers.
“In some things, he’s special, but what’s a special one?
“It is someone who has a good mentality to be the best, but it’s not for yourself to mention that.”
Chelsea face a tricky tie against a Southampton side who have not done badly this season.
Failure to secure maximum points, will increase the pressure on Mourinho whose side have failed to win their last two games (2-2 against Newcastle, and a 2-1 loss to FC Porto).