Argentina hero Diego Maradona has claimed that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world.
Mourinho has been Guardiola’s arch-rival since their time in La Liga with the Spaniard had a successful spell at Barcelona winning 14 trophies including three league titles and two Champions League crowns as a manager.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese boss was a head-coach at Real Madrid where he managed to win just three trophies including La Liga, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana.
Guardiola guided Man City to the Premier League titles last season and is persuasively in pole position to retain it after beating United 3-1 in the derby on Sunday.
On the other hand, Mourinho’s men are fighting to avoid a relegation battle and struggling to win at least the Champions League place.
However, former Barcelona and Napoli star Maradona believes former Chelsea boss Mourinho is a better manager than City counterpart Guardiola.
And the former Argentina manager has insisted that he would like to visit Man United in order to learn from manager Mourinho.
“Without a doubt, Mourinho is superior to Pep Guardiola,” Diego Maradona insists.
“Yes [I would like to coach in Spain] but it needs to be a long-term project and not if it is a case of bringing in a coach for the sake of it,” Maradona said in an interview with Spanish publication Marca.
“Also it is healthy to have a break after winning all the time [in reference to Real Madrid].”
“Myself as a coach I need to learn a lot and for that reason. I think I will go to Manchester and Mourinho to ask him a lot of things.”
“Because he is the best without doubt,” the current Dorados boss replied when asked why he specified the United boss as a reference point.
“For me yes, Mou is the best. I would give Pep the merit of taking advantage of the launch that Johan Cruyff gave him.”
“I have said on more than one occasion that tiki-taka was not invented by Guardiola.”
“It was ‘Flaco’ Cruyff. At the moment Pep is able to choose any player in the world that he wants. That way tiki-taka is easier.”