The protege will meet the master this evening and, whether he likes it or not, serve as a timely reminder of the sometimes forgotten genius of Jose Mourinho.
Now battered and bruised at Manchester United, Mourinho’s brilliance should not be forgotten whilst at Chelsea earlier on in his career.
The self proclaimed ‘special one’ was regarded as the best in the game, and built a formidable partnership with players such as Frank Lampard.
The duo meet tonight, now as managers, with Lampard revealing to the ‘Daily Mail’ what Jose told him in the showers at Chelsea.
“I have never had a manager who, while I’m standing in the shower cleaning my balls, tells me I’m the best player in the world,” said Frank Lampard.
“He did that. I’ll never forget it. So casual. ‘You’re the best player in the world, but you need to win titles’.”
Lampard went on to clean up well, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cup and the Champions League in 2012.