Thomas Tuchel has been compared to Jose Mourinho at his best, after winning the Champions League with Chelsea, and fans aren't exactly impressed.
Tuchel took just five months in charge at Chelsea to turn them into European champions and get them back into the top four of the league from fifth place.
It's not like the German was an unknown before moving to the Premier League, having managed both Borussia Dortmund and PSG, but the win over Manchester City really put him in the top tier of managers right now.
However, Goal posted a picture on social media comparing the 47-year-old to a 'prime Jose Mourinho,' which would surely stretch over the Roma boss' time at Porto, Chelsea and Inter.
During that spell, Mourinho named himself the Special One when arriving at Stamford Bridge, having won both the Champions League and Europa League with Porto.
He won back-to-back Premier League titles with the Blues before moving to Italy, where he won two Serie A titles and the treble, with his second Champions League.
With that being the case, fans aren't too sure that the comparison is in any way fair!
Now Tuchel has won the Champions League :trophy: with Chelsea, it's worth asking this again...- Goal (@goal) June 2, 2021
Current :flag_de: Thomas Tuchel or prime :flag_pt: Jose Mourinho? #CFC :large_blue_circle: pic.twitter.com/hkqetAi8fO
Prime Mourinho is the best manager this world has ever seen, as much as I adore Tuchel this UCL doesn't change that.- Armin :flag_be: (#2 :blue_heart::trophy:) (@ArminCFC_) June 2, 2021
:sob::sob::sob: mfs stop disrespecting Mourinho- YJ:thermometer: (@madridYJ) June 2, 2021
omfg kindly pls deactivate- ً (@sbxrm7i) June 2, 2021
If you ask this one more time pic.twitter.com/d1FeJlGNFf- Lara:first_quarter_moon_with_face: (@LARA_COYG) June 2, 2021
Mourhino didn't win the UCL with dark horse Porto for him to be compared to a coach who couldn't win the UCL with Neymar and Mbappe. This is disrespect!!- Kumasi Sarkodie:rocket: (@KumasiSarkodie_) June 2, 2021
Tuchel has had one good half season and people are comparing him to Mourinho dfkm- Sebas (@MCFC_Sebas) June 2, 2021
Mourinho is so clear
Motherkissers even Tuchel would choose Jose over him. WTF is this . Have some respect for the GOAT , If a manager wins UCL with a club like Porto now , you would be s**king him off forever. Peak/Prime Mourinho is the best thing to happen in this sport.- ' Punjabi Mourinho ' Bunny ' (@Punjabi_Mou) June 2, 2021
Obviously on current form the German is ahead of his 'rival,' considering the fact that Jose was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season.
The 58-year-old didn't win a trophy with the club, the first time that's happened with him at a club since before his Porto days, when he managed Benfica for 11 games and U.D. Leiria for 20 games.
Tuchel won the DFB Pokal with Dortmund before winning two Ligue 1 titles with PSG, the Coup de France and Coupe de la Ligue, also guiding them to a Champions League final.
Maybe one day Tuchel will be on the same level as Mourinho, just not yet...
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