Mourinho: I always knew he had great future at Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he always knew Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers had a great future during their time at Chelsea.

Rodgers was an academy coach when Mourinho was Chelsea manager in the mid-2000s and the pair have maintained a good relationship.

“I’m not impressed, I know how good he is,” Mourinho said.

“When I met him as a young coach in the academy, and coming to join us in the first team and sharing with us many moments, I understood that he was a young guy with a great future.

“So anything he’s doing in his career is not a surprise for me, not at all. He’s very talented, he was and probably still is a guy who likes to study, learn and improve. He’s creative, he knows what he wants.

“He’s a very good coach. Period. He’s a very good coach so it’s not a surprise for me.”

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