By Will Butcher

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has described Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as “the best organiser in the world” according to Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

Warburton worked with Rodgers at Watford, and the two are set to meet once again next Saturday in the first Old Firm league game in over four years.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Warburton has revealed that Rodgers spoke about his time with former Real Madrid manager Mourinho in depth during their time together at Vicarage Road.

“I remember Brendan being very affable,” said Warburton. “He had the gift of the gab and could speak very easily to people. He was very well organised.

“He spoke a lot about Jose Mourinho. In terms of his level of organisation – he referred to him as: ‘The best organiser in the world.’”

Rodgers was a youth coach at Chelsea and worked under the guidance of Mourinho, before deciding to try his hand in management with Watford.

Warburton was the youth academy director during Rodgers’ time with the Hornets.

Eight years on, the two are preparing their squads as they get set to meet again in the highly anticipated derby. The result could be a huge factor come the end of the season, as both sides eye the Scottish Premiership title.

In other Celtic news, this senior trio have been left out of the Hoops’ Champions League group-stage squad.