"I am very happy with Roberto Mancini," he said. "He has put his stamp on the team - determination, desire to win and character."
Although clearly content with his present tactician, the 62-year-old then felt obliged to complement the Portuguese maestro.
"Mourinho? I appreciate him, without doubt."
The oil magnate had been praised by the 'Special One' last week as "a man who loves football."