|Argentina legend Diego Maradona has hailed his friend Jose Mourinho as the 'greatest'|
Jose Mourinho is the 'greatest' while Pep Guardiola still needs more time to reach the level of the Chelsea manager, says Diego Maradona. Despite winning three league titles and two Champions Leagues with Barcelona before collecting two more league titles with Bayern Munich, Guardiola's record does not compare to that of the Portuguese according to the Argentina legend. Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Maradona said: 'Mourinho is a friend of mine.
|Mourinho joins in the standing ovation Steven Gerrard during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday|
The former World Cup winner, however, would not be drawn on the debate over who is the current best player in the world - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
Maradona claims he cannot choose between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (right) as the world's best
Despite working with his countryman Messi during his time at national manager, Maradona insists the two cannot be separated at present. 'Cristiano is a predator in front of goal. You can't let Cristiano shoot from anywhere in the opposition half,' Maradona added.
|Maradona embraces a young Messi during their time together in the Argentina national team|