Former Barcelona star Johan Cruyff has branded Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho a failure as a footballer.
The Dutchman laughed off Mourinho’s self-granted title of ‘the only one’, and even had harsh words for Barca’s president Sandro Rosell.
“He had nothing to show for himself as a footballer but now he can do something,” Cruyff told AS.
“Yes, he is ‘the only one’, the only one mad enough to say a thing like that. He’s so mad he’s in a straitjacket.”
Cruyff went on to discuss the transfer policies of his former team, and said that new trainer Tito Vilanova has a lot to prove.
“The best philosophy is to create players, not buy them. We (Cruyff and Rosell) don’t share the same philosophy. I don’t believe he understands the notion that Barca is more than a club,” he said.
“He (Vilanova) has to prove his worth when the going gets tough. We’ll have to wait and see before we jump to conclusions about him. Working behind Guardiola is not the same as being in charge, it’s completely different.”