Argentina's great Diego Maradona has said he believes Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a better boss than Pep Guardiola.
World Cup winner Maradona has said he plans to spend a week in Manchester in the near future to see the former Real Madrid boss in action.
"I, as a coach, still have a lot to learn," Maradona, who coaches Mexico's second division, said Dorado's Sinaloa to Marca. "That's why I'm going to Manchester for a week to see the Mourinho train and to ask him a lot of things."
When asked why it was Mourinho that he wanted to learn, Maradona replied, "Because he is the best, no doubt."
Manchester City completely defeats United 3-1 in the weekend's place to extend the champion's relentless start to the Premier League season, while Mourinho's men are eighth. But Maradona said he believes Guardiola uses the methods invented by Johan Cruyff, but has an easier time to implement them because of the freedom he is available in the transfer market.
"To me, yes – Mou is better," added Maradona. "I give Pep credit to get the most of what Johan Cruyff left.
"Guardiola did not invent tiki-take – a game style that was characterized by retaining possession with short transition and movement. Tiki bags were created by Cruyff. Only now Pep can choose any player in the world that he wants so tiki capture is easier on that way. "