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Materazzi: Man Utd boss Mourinho best in world (and his special message for me)

Inter Milan legend Marco Materazzi has spoken of working with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Materazzi says Mourinho is the best coach in the world.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “How can you talk of the best Coach in the world, when there are four that are more or less at the same level?.

Jose Mourinho, Guardiola, [Carlo] Ancelotti and [Marcello] Lippi. And, just one step below them, [Antonio] Conte and [Jurgen] Klopp.

“I can tell you that Mourinho and Lippi are the best, in my opinion, not just because of their self-explanatory results, but because I experienced them from close-up. But I understood who Jose was before even meeting him.

“We'd just been knocked out of Euro 2008 on penalties against Spain. He didn't have my telephone number and I wasn't [Diego] Milito. It was possible that I was going to leave Inter. And I received a phone text: 'I'm waiting for you so we can start winning together'."

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