Hitzfeld blasts negative Mourinho
Ottmar Hitzfeld has labelled Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho "arrogant", "haughty" and "boorish" while calling his tactics "really shameful".
The Switzerland boss, who, like Mourinho, is one of only three managers to win the European Cup with two different clubs, has hit out at the Portuguese ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg in Barcelona, where the hosts hold a 2-0 lead.
"Luckily, Mourinho’s destructive tactics, aimed solely at provoking and destroying the opponents’ gameplan, did not work (in the first leg)," he reportedly said in German magazine Kicker.
"Such a way of playing does not relate to the demands of Real. It’s really shameful for Real Madrid. It harms the good name and image of this legendary club.
"I’ve met him at UEFA meetings and his behaviour is faithful to his image: arrogant, haughty, chewing gum and somewhat of a boor.
"Barca should make him pay on the pitch."
Hitzfeld won the trophy with both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Ernst Happel and Mourinho are the only others to achieve the feat.