Maradona, believes Mourinho is better than Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
But, Maradona has overlooked that fact and remains one of Mourinho's biggest fans.
Pep Guardiola has Manchester City flying in the Premier League once more, but Maradona believes he has received a significant helping hand in his managerial career.
"For me yes, Mou is the best", he told Marca . "I give Pep credit for making the most of what Johan Cruyff left".
"I have said on more than one occasion that tiki-taka was not invented by Guardiola".
"That is why I will go a week to Manchester to see Mourinho train and to ask him a lot of things".
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"Because he is the best without doubt", the 1986 World Cup victor claimed bluntly when asked why he specified the United boss as a reference point.
Maradona, now in charge of Mexican second-tier side Dorados , said he still had room to improve as a coach.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are now topping the Premier League standings with 32 points after 12 games played this term, while the Red Devils occupy eight position with 20 points. "It was 'Flaco" Cruyff. "That way tiki-taka is easier", the Argentine added.
They've collected just 20 points from their opening 12 games and now occupy eighth place in the league; behind the likes of Bournemouth and Watford.
'At the moment Pep is able to choose any player in the world that he wants.
"Yes they could win it", he said.