Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers has actually hailed Jose Mourinho as “among the greats” as he prepares to match his wits versus the Roma manager in the Europa Meeting Organization semi-finals on Thursday.
Rodgers’ side host Roma in the very first leg as Mourinho returns for his very first video game on English dirt considering that being sacked by Tottenham in 2015.
Mourinho has actually withstood a hard duration at Roma, that rest 5th in Serie A after a period that has actually enhanced the idea of some movie critics that the Portuguese train is previous his finest.
However Rodgers, that was young people group train at Chelsea throughout Mourinho’s very first spell at Stamford Bridge, is determined his old manager is still a pressure to be considered.
” He has absolutely nothing to verify to any person,” Rodgers informed press reporters on Wednesday. “He will certainly constantly be a champion. I can not talk any kind of greater of him. He is just one of the greats of our generation.
” I have actually obtained only affection for him. I ended up being a supervisor in my very own right yet I will certainly always remember what I obtained from him as a young train. I examined him and also saw him and also during that time it was a truly unique duration.”
In his prime, Mourinho won the Champions Organization with Porto and also Inter Milan and also protected 3 Premier Organization titles over 2 jobs at Chelsea.
He led Inter to a set of Serie A titles and also won La Liga with Genuine Madrid, while additionally raising Manchester United’s newest prizes in 2017.
Asked what makes him place Mourinho amongst the fantastic supervisors of perpetuity, Rodgers indicated the 59-year-old’s range of top qualities.
” He had the X element. There had not been one solitary point. He was dazzling in many facets of the video game,” Rodgers stated.
” Detail-orientated, man-management of the gamers, his understanding of the tactical adjustment of the video game, he had that unique top quality I had the ability to see.”
Regardless of objection of the Europa Meeting Organization when it was released, Rodgers thinks the continent’s third-tier competition has actually been an amusing success in its very first period.
After winning Leicester‘s first-ever FA Mug last period, he has his views on their initial European reward.
” It’s a distinguished competitors, all 4 groups will certainly intend to win it,” he stated.
” It’s an amazing event versus a top-class group. To reach the last we will certainly do every little thing we can. It’s one more icon of our development as a club.”