Jose Mourinho is the most hated coach in European football, according to one leading boss.

But Ronald Koeman, the former Barcelona star now in charge at ­Feyenoord, has revealed he’s been won over by ­Mourinho’s sharp brain and winning tactics.

The Chelsea manager’s touchline and verbal antics infuriate many opponents.

But Koeman, who has won eight trophies in his coaching career in Portugal, Spain and Holland, can see both sides of the debate on The Special One.

He said: “Many people in the game can’t stand ­Mourinho - [but] I am the ­opposite.

“Mourinho may not create the most beautiful style of football. But he does create winners. Nobody turns his players into winners more than he does.

“This man gets the maximum out of his teams.”

And the 51-year-old believes Mourinho's Blues will now reach the final of the Champions League following their quarter-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain last week.

“They did not beat PSG because they played better football, but because they had more winners on the pitch at Stamford Bridge,” he said.

Koeman then pointed to the crucial second goal which clinched a place in the last four to illustrate his point:

“Was it a piece of magic ? No. Was it the result of a brilliant attack? No. It was the result of a bunch of players with a winning mentality thanks to their coach.

“He comes out with strong stuff. He did it before the PSG match in London. But he achieves what he ­promises.

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