Jose Mourinho Names 3 Ex- Chelsea Players When Asked the Best Stars He’s Ever Worked With

Jose Mourinho Names 3 Ex- Chelsea Players When Asked the Best Stars He’s Ever Worked With

Rene Otinga
updated at June 14, 2024 at 1:40 PM
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  • Jose Mourinho was indecisive when asked to name the best player he has ever worked with in his career
  • The new Fenerbahce boss singled out five players, including Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Mourinho also gave an interesting answer when asked about the football fan base, which impressed him the most

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Jose Mourinho mentioned five players when asked to single out the best footballer he has ever worked with in his career.

The Portuguese tactician, who was recently confirmed as the new manager of Turkish side Fenerbahce, was put to the test with quick-fire questions about his career.

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Jose Mourinho had three former Chelsea stars in his list of the best players he has managed. Photo: TBT/Richard Sellers.
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TNT Sports filmed the video two weeks ago when the 61-year-old was working as a pundit in the build-up to the Champions League final.

Speaking before flying to Turkey for his unveiling at Fenerbahce, Mourinho was asked 10 questions, including who was the best player he has ever managed.

Based on the extensive list of superstars Mourinho has managed in his 20-year managerial career, he expectedly struggled to name just one player.

He, however, had a few names off the top of his head.

“You know, it is very hard to say,” he said.
"To speak about (John) Terry, (Frank) Lampard, (Didier) Drogba, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Man United, all the Inter guys, I don't know.”

Mourinho’s other answers

Elsewhere, the ‘Special One’ also tackled the question on the player he wish he signed by subtly hinting at Lionel Mess as his answer.

“Of course, I would say the little guy,” Mourinho added. 'But the little guy was not coachable."

In terms of the best stadium in the world, the former Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea manager snubbed all these clubs’ grounds, instead naming the San Siro.

Finally, Mourinho had a unique answer on the team he feels has the best fans in the world.

“Old Trafford is Old Trafford, Bernabeu is Bernabeu, San Siro is San Siro, Stamford Bridge is Stamford Bridge, he said. 'But I would say for a team not used to winning, Roma fans are so so loyal to the team.”

Mourinho could reunite with Man United star

Still on the topic of Mourinho and his former players, the Fenerbahce boss could reunite with a player he managed at his former club.

According to Turkish news outlet Fotomac, Mourinho is targeting Victor Lindelof, whom he managed during his time at Manchester United. The Sweden international is tipped to be one of his first signings in Turkey.

Fenerbahce are reportedly ready to offer United €8 million (£6.7 million) for Lindelof’s services.

Mourinho’s dig at Tottenham

Sports Brief also reported on a separate incident where Mourinho aimed a dig at Tottenham Hotspur for their lack of silverware.

He hilariously referenced how he was on the verge of helping Harry Kane end his trophy drought during the duo’s Tottenham days.

According to the Portuguese tactician, Kane has what it takes to shake things up in Germany and could easily win the Euro 2024 Golden Boot.

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