Chris Wilder has heaped praise on Jose Mourinho ahead of his team’s meeting with Tottenham this weekend.
Mourinho has been one of the most successful managers in the world over the last 16 years.
He has won the Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, among other competitions.
He was made the manager of Tottenham in 2019 after long-serving, Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.
His appointment shows a clear statement of intent from the Lilywhites, and Wilder agrees that they have named a top man as their boss.
He says he admires the Portuguese boss and names him as his best manager in the Premier League.
There are several good managers in the competition and Wilder knows that, however, he says that the Special One has the ability to turn players into winners and has his respect for that.
‘I have an incredible amount of respect for Jose. He’s my favourite current manager in the Premier League, amongst a load of really fabulous managers, but I really like him,’ said the Blades boss on their Youtube channel.
‘The Premier League is full of top managers but for me he is the best in the business. He makes players winners as well as being the ultimate winner himself.
‘He is a box office manager who, I believe, is top of the tree. He has done it in different countries, and I know he splits opinion, but he doesn’t split opinion on me.
‘He’s a fabulous guy to speak to as well – even away from the game too. He’s one of those people who you get nervous about inside, and I’m a 53-year-old man getting nervous about meeting Jose Mourinho. But you look at his track record…
‘He is the big one, the main man, who is one of the main men in world football and has been for some time and, for me, always will be.’
Sheffield has just won their first league game of the season, and they will be looking to build on that in the game against Spurs.