Jose Mourinho: Louis van Gaal is the best manager at World Cup

Manchester United boss, who took the Netherlands to a semifinal, has been named the best by Chelsea manager.

A lot of copy has been dedicated to the various stars to emerge out of the FIFA World Cup tournament currently ongoing in Brazil.

The significance of effective full backs and their role in aiding their respective nations progression has been noted in great detail; players who have seemingly failed at club-level have shown signs of career renaissance; exquisite performances have prompted feverish transfer speculation; and "beautiful" wonderkids have announced themselves.

However, not as much has been dedicated to the lauding of the coaching and management - unless it is criticise Luis Felipe Scolari, who is one of the scapegoats for the Brazilian media following the Selecao's humiliating 7-1 loss to a merciless Germany.

The Netherlands' 5-1 rout over Spain, the team performance in general and the selection policies and in-game strategy of Louis van Gaal have all been touched upon but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes the Dutchman - who is set to begin full-time managerial responsibilities at Manchester United - is the best of an extremely good bunch from the tournament.

Speaking as Yahoo's Global Football Ambassador, Mourinho said: "[Vahid] Halihodzic [of Bosnia], [Miguel] Herrera [from Mexico], [Chile's Jorge] Sampaoli, [Jorge Luis] Pinto [at Costa Rica], [USA don] Jurgen [Klinsmann] and [Jose] Pekerman [of Colombia], have all been fantastic.

"But if I have to choose one because I think also he did a fantastic job, with a team that in my opinion was not strong enough, I would chose Louis Van Gaal."

van Gaal plotted a path all the way to the final four, having thumped Spain 5-1, defeated Australia 3-2, defeated Chile 2-0, edged Mexico 2-1 and overseen Costa Rica on penalties before missing out to the Argentines.

The Dutch compete in the third place play-off on Saturday against host nation Brazil.

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