Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov has spoken out against Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday, whilst he praised Chelsea’s boss Jose Mourinho.
The Bulgarian international played under Van Gaal during his less successful second spell at Barcelona, and Stoichkov has previously spoken out against the current Man United gaffer.
As reported in L’Equipe, Stoichkov has today called Van Gaal garbage in the following tale:
I have no respect for him, he’s garbage. One day, when I was injured and I was with my wife at the Nou Camp. He went up to her and asked ‘how was possible that she married someone like me?’
She told him that I had won a Ballon d’Or.
It was the fault of Van Gaal that I moved on to CSKA Sofia.
With regards to current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Stoichkov was glowing in his memories of what the Special One was like during his Barcelona days.
Do not think that Mourinho was a simple interpreter or assistant. He was already a coach, but he never thought he was worth more than [Bobby] Robson.
Mourinho understood everything… He knew everything about our team, and our opponents.
During his first spell with the Catalan side Stoichkov made over 150 appearances and was one of the most popular players in Johan Cruyff’s ‘Dream Team’ which won La Liga four years in a row from 1991 to 1994.
Jose Mourinho currently has a significant advantage over Louis van Gaal in the Premier League table, with Chelsea sitting out in first place with 67 points from 29 games.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are fourth with 59 points from 30 games.