'Love him or hate him you have to respect him' Slaven Bilic hails Jose Mourinho
PUBLISHED: 06:35 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:03 23 October 2015
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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic believes Jose Mourinho doesn't get the credit he deserves after calling him the best manager of the last ten years.
Mourinho has had success everywhere he has been but it going through a rough spell at Chelsea with the Blues in the bottom half of the Premier League nine games in.
Chelsea visit Upton Park on Saturday looking to dent the gap between fourth place West Ham and themselves, but Bilic doesn’t want it to be about Mourinho v Bilic.
The Hammers boss believes Mourinho has everything and that even if people dislike him, they have to respect what he has done.
“He is one of the best. There isn’t the best, but everything he has done puts him there,” Bilic said.
“Since he came on the stage straight away he had success. With Porto, straight away he won big trophies, the same with Chelsea. With Inter Milan they were waiting for a long time for the Champions League. At Real Madrid he won the league and the cup despite Barcelona having probably the team of the decade.
“Results, charisma, everything, he is a magnet for everything. He is a top, top man.
“I met him only once, in a friendly game. The number one is always polarising opinions. You can either love him or hate him, that is up to people.
“You simply can’t not respect him though. His CV is unbelievable; jealousy is also a big part of that.
“When you are on top people are praising you. One of the reasons people build you is to knock you down.
“If you are talking about Mourinho, I am a football fan and I read things and know certain people don’t like him, but you can’t deny he is the best in the last ten years.”