Internazionale striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed Jose Mourinho as ''the most complete coach'' he has played under and believes the former Chelsea and Porto coach has already had a huge impact on his career.
Often inconsistent and temperamental Sweden international told the club's official website: ''In only two or three months with him I have learned a lot, perhaps more than what I have learned in the last five years at the same level.''
''[Moruinho] is most certainly the most complete coach that I have ever had. I think he can help me improve a lot.''
Reading between the lines of Ibrahimovic's comments is seems the striker holds littlel lasting respect for Mourinho's predecessors in the Nerazzurri hot-seat, Fabio Capello and Roberto Mancini.
Mourinho joined the Italian champions this summer replacing Mancini, who guided Inter to three successive league titles before being dismissed.
The self-styled 'Special One' has already achieved success at Inter with his team winning the Italian Supercoppa in August, and after six games Inter are joint Serie A leaders alongside Lazio and Udinese and remain unbeaten in the Champions League.
However it hasn't all been smooth sailing for Mourinho who is enduring a torrid time with the Italian media after several run-ins over his tendency to send his assistant to press conference and ducking the chance to be interviewed at the same time as Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri live on television.