Bassett has dismissed the 33 year-old's achievements.
He rapped to the Daily Star Sunday: "Andre's CV looks impressive but anyone could have managed Porto. Even my missus. "There are only two, maybe three, clubs in Portugal and winning the title is easy.
"Andre is obviously bright, can spot a good player and is good at coaching. He obviously thought he wasn't going to be a player and went for this side of the game. So good luck to him."