Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has explained the differences in the coaching mentalities of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
Gudjohnsen is one of the few players who was able to play under both of these world class managers.
He spoke with talkSPORT and discussed working under Guardiola and Mourinho while he was still a player.
“They are not totally different,” he said on talkSPORT.
“Not in their working habits or in their eye for detail.
“Guardiola would look more for solutions on how to go and attack teams and how we can dominate possession of the ball, which he is obsessed about. How we can create superiority in every area of the pitch with movement of one player moving off another one.
“We see it in how they play.
“Jose was a little more direct.
“He would take a scrappy win any day of the week, with him it’s all about winning and it doesn’t always have to be pretty.
“I think they are both exceptional managers; Jose is much more of a character I feel, while Guardiola is just obsessed about, not just playing football, but playing football his way in that possession game.”