Speaking to BBC Sport Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne described his relationship with José Mourinho when they both were at Chelsea in the end of 2013 as “distant”.
De Bruyne made just nine appearances during a two-year stint on the books at Chelsea before being sold to Wolfsburg in the January of 2014.
“I would say distant,” he told to BBC Sport’s The Premier League Show about his relation with the Special One.
“I’m not really somebody who speaks a lot with coaches. I think if the coach wants to speak with you then you just do it.
“He’s the boss. You can be good with each other but still there’s a distance between a coach and a player.
“I only spoke with him twice. That was [firstly] when I wanted to leave for Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the summer.”
De Bruyne and Mourinho will face again in the Manchester derby next weekend, with the Pep Guardiola‘s side that could secure the Premier League title with a win over the Red Devils.