Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is sorry to see Jose Mourinho sacked by Chelsea.
Mourinho’s last game in charge was defeat at Leicester.
“Do you want to know the truth, the whole truth? I am truly disappointed for him,” Ranieri told dagospia.com.
“He said those things because he was afraid of me. That’s what Mourinho does, it’s his method with the opponent he wants to beat.
“Then, when I arrived here at Leicester, he was the first to send me a welcome message. When I embraced him at the end of the match, I was sincere.
“At this moment we are the anomaly, thanks also to the fact none of the big clubs are playing at the right level, but it cannot last. I am convinced, for example that Chelsea will climb back up quickly and I am also impressed with my friend Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.”