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Slaven Bilic: 'Jose Mourinho is the best around'

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic hails Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho as "the best manager around" ahead of facing the Blues this weekend.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has claimed that Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho is "the best manager around" ahead of facing his side this weekend.

The Hammers host the reigning Premier League champions at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon, with West Ham currently fourth in the table and the Blues struggling in 12th.

However, Bilic is confident that Mourinho's side will soon be back among the title challengers.

"They are the champions and he is the best manager around. I am looking forward to it," the Croatian told BBC Sport.

"I know Mourinho's team are always hungry and no-one expected them to be where they are now. Sometimes that happens in football.

"I have watched all their games. If there was something major wrong he would be the first to change it. I see them finishing in top four."

Chelsea won 1-0 on their last trip to Upton Park in March.

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