Cantona: Bielsa is bit like Mourinho

The former Marseille man has praised the club's current coach, who has led his team to the top of Ligue 1, as well as the Chelsea boss

31.10.2014 17:48:54

Eric Cantona says Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho and current Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa are very similar in their style and character. Both men are currently enjoying successful periods at their clubs, with Mourinho's Chelsea unbeaten at the top of the Premier League, while Marseille currently sit at the summit of Ligue 1 with a four-point lead over champions Paris Saint-Germain. And the former Manchester United star believes the two are great and charismatic coaches. "I do not support Marseille much, but I like Bielsa," Cantona told France 2. "I think he has... character. He has a personality, charisma. He knows good football. "He's a bit like Mourinho. I like all those guys. When there is a press conference with Bielsa or Mourinho, we know that something will happen. "I like to hear them speak. I like that they call into question the opinions and questions of journalists." He added: "They back their players, even if they are in the wrong. There is always something going on in their press conferences and it does not prevent them from winning and having great teams."

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