Iniesta agrees with his teammate with a scathing view on the ‘Special One.’
Following Barcelona star Xavi’s comments about new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s time at Real Madrid, Andres Iniesta has now joined his teammate in the attack.
Xavi criticised Mourinho’s teams of playing ugly football and said the 50-year-old had left no legacy in Spanish football.
With the Portuguese boss set to be officially unveiled as the returning manager at Stamford Bridge, Iniesta has added his own opinion of the self professed ‘Special One’ to the mix.
“You just have to look at the facts,” Iniesta told El Pais.
“Yes, he damaged Spanish football, in general more harm than good.
“But I don’t like talking about that person at all. So if you don’t mind we’ll leave it at that.”
The midfielder’s comments follow a string of less than complimentary views coming out of Barca about Mourinho and his three years in Spain.
In a managerial career littered with trophies it it is true that the new Blues boss had his least amount of success whilst at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In three seasons with Madrid the former FC Porto and Inter Milan manager managed to win just two major pieces of silverware – with the Copa Del Rey in 2011 and the La Liga title in 2012, with nothing in his final year.
This haul is compared to the two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and Champions League he picked up in the same time at Inter, or the back-to-back Premier League trophies he lifted during his first two seasons with Chelsea.
However, despite the criticism coming from the Nou Camp it’s likely that Blues fans will have nothing but admiration and respect for Mourinho when he returns to the Bridge.