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The Paraguayan legend says that his former boss gets the most out of all of his players, and lauds Lionel Messi as the greatest player in history

Former Velez Sarsfield goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert has hailed Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa as one of the world's best coaches.

The 46-year-old spent a year under the Argentine's tutelage at the Buenos Aires club, and says that his former coach gets the best out of his players.

"Bielsa controls his players. He makes them think like computers, so they cannot make mistakes. He is one of the best coaches in the world," he told Infobae.

Bielsa's Bilbao outfit face Barcelona in a mouth-watering clash on Saturday night, and Chilavert says that the Basques will be facing the greatest play in history: Lionel Messi.

"Messi is the best, much better than the others. Next comes [Diego] Maradona, then Pele. For me, comparisons are deplorable. There's no question of it, he's the best in the world."

The legendary Paraguayan 'keeper went on to say that his relationship with Diego Maradona has deteriorated to the point where the duo refuse to speak to one another.

"We ignore one another when we meet. We have very different philosophies on life," he concluded."