Mourinho questions Guardiola's influence at Bayern

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during at a press conference on July 17, 2013
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Jose Mourinho doubts whether Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich are as good as the team his predecessor Jupp Heynckes built.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has questioned the impact of Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Friday's Super Cup.

Guardiola arrived at the Allianz Arena in the summer after former manager Jupp Heynckes had won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.

Mourinho's relationship with Guardiola has been fractious ever since the two managed Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, and tensions rose dramatically when Mourinho gouged the eye of the Barcelona assistant manager Tito Vilanova in 2011.

"It was Jupp Heynckes's Bayern that was the best team in Europe," the 50 year-old Portuguese was quoted as saying by Bild am Sonntag.

"Now they have a new coach and new players - and I'm not sure if they are still as good."

The two sides will face each other at the Stadion Eden in Prague on Friday night.

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola during a pre-season friendly on July 23, 2013
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