Former Chelsea boss Ranieri added in the end of a passionate post-match interview: "I put Mourinho on his own level as a Coach and communicator. He's amazing because he turns everything around so he's always right.
"He is doing very well in Italy and bringing a lot of attention to Serie A, so anyone who does that makes me happy.
"It's not true I dislike him. Of course every now and then there is a bit of spice, he says I'm 70 and that I won a little cup, actually I won four and one of them was when he was only an assistant manager at Barcelona."