Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not the best coach in the world.
The former Chelsea manager was reacting to Zorya coach Yuriy Vernydub’s comments, that the Portuguese is the best tactician around these days.
United play Zorya in their final Europa League group fixture on Thursday night and Vernydub admitted they were nervous ahead of the clash in Odessa.
“It’s nice to say that,” Mourinho, who was named FIFA Coach of the Year in 2010, told a media conference on Wednesday.
“I don’t think he’s right – I don’t think there is something like that.
“The best coach in the world doesn’t exist in my opinion.
“Every season one has to win the FIFA Gold Ball but I don’t think there is the best. You can say the best of the year and that I agree. Every year there is one with the most important result. So he is just being nice, no more than that.
“He learns with me the same I learn with him. I try to learn every game. When I play against a team I try to study the team, to read the game during the game and after, which is easier. I try always to learn so if tomorrow I have the chance to learn with him, I want to do so.”