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Jose Mourinho lists his all time XI of players he has managed in his career

Tanish Chachra

Jose Mourinho lists his all time XI of players he has managed in his career

Jose Mourinho lists the all-time XI that he has managed in his career, revisits all the great players he has worked during his successful stints.

Jose Mourinho is one of the best in the business and has always proved his worth. He gained prominence after winning the Champions League title with Porto in 2004.

He has managed many of the top sides in the last 15 years and has achieved everything in all the top-3 leagues (La Liga, Premier League and Serie A) he has managed in.

The Portuguese coach has picked the best of the bench by naming his all-star best XI, featuring only players he’s managed. As per the Manchester Evening News, includes eight former Chelsea players.

Including that memorable spine from his first stint at Stamford Bridge of Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil, who worked with Mourinho at Real Madrid, are featured.

Meanwhile, Javier Zanetti is the lone Inter Milan player to get in. Yet there are many quality players Mourinho has missed, William Gallas has managed to be above both Ashley Cole and Marcelo.

Mourinho’s dream XI:

Petr Cech; Javier Zanetti, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, William Gallas; Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard, Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard; Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo.

In this list, even Wesley Sneijder has been snubbed, considering he had his peak years under Mourinho when Inter Milan won the treble, same goes for Samuel Eto’o, who was lethal in that Inter Milan team.

Nevertheless, the list of quality players is never-ending in Mourinho’s career, and one can only include only 11 players in this list. Thus, we should leave it on him to decide.

Also read: 7 greatest sides in the history of the Premier League

Mourinho is now managing Tottenham Hotspur, let’s see if any player over there makes a cut in the coming years, none of the Manchester United players made the cut over here.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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