Roma coach Ranieri: Mourinho great for Italian football

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists he still likes Inter Milan rival Jose Mourinho, despite last night's furious clash.

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists he still likes Inter Milan rival Jose Mourinho, despite last night's furious clash.

Ranieri and Mourinho traded insults after the 1-1 draw, with Mirko Vucinic scoring for Roma and Samuel Eto'o grabbing Inter Milan's goal.

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.”

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