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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho describes QPR fans at Stamford Bridge as "amazing supporters"

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Mourinho was impressed with QPR's fans at Stamford Bridge. Credit: PA
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Harry Redknapp told me today for his programme notes that Jose Mourinho said at FT on Sat: "You have amazing supporters." Some praise #QPR

Jose Mourinho criticised Chelsea's fans at Stamford Bridge on Saturday for being too quiet, but it turns out he was mightily impressed with QPR's travelling support.

Harry Redknapp will use his QPR programme notes this weekend to reveal how the Portuguese boss told him he has "amazing supporters" after listening to QPR's vocal support at the Bridge.

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Redknapp tips Mourinho to become 'the greatest manager of all time'

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Mourinho last met Redknapp in the Champions League as Real Madrid boss. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho can build a Chelsea dynasty to rival Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United reign and become "the greatest manager of all time", according to Harry Redknapp.

The QPR manager tipped Chelsea for the Premier League title, then claimed he has the tougher job battling to guide the Loftus Road club to top-flight safety.

Redknapp will take his QPR side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, where Mourinho oversaw two Premier League titles, two League Cup victories and one FA Cup win in his first Chelsea stint, but ended his first campaign back at the Blues empty-handed last season.

He's proven he's a fantastic manager wherever he has been: you don't go and win European Cups like he has unless you're a top manager," said Redknapp of the 51-year-old, who led Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League success.

He has top players and he knows how to get the best out of them and put teams together. He's going to be in the game for many years to come and he could end up as the greatest manager of all time.

He's got a charisma about him and has got a great knowledge of the game; he's been excellent, I couldn't fault him.

I absolutely think he can do what Fergie did at Manchester United. If he wanted to stay at Chelsea for the next 15 years he could do it; he's only going to be successful there.

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp
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