Speaking on Sky Sports, former Blues boss Gullit criticised the style of Mourinho's team so far this season and blasted the Portuguese's refusal to even include Mata in his squad to face Fulham, saying: "He was one of the best players last year, therefore it's something personal."
The Special one replied by asking Gullit what success he had at clubs like Newcastle.
Jose Mourinho: "Gullit is a different type of pundit, because he is also a manager, and he shouldn't be a very proud manager for what he did in the past years.
"So I don't want to comment.
"Tuesday he will play from the beginning against Swindon, and the people who were not playing [against Fulham] are going to play - Juan, David [Luiz], Michael Essien, Bertrand, Azpilicueta.
"And I hope he tells me one the pitch 'You are wrong, I'm the best and I have to play every game'. I would love that.
"This is to be professional, and he's a top kid and a very good professional, so I'm waiting for a professional reaction."