Former Chelsea star ‘impressed’ by Mourinho; reveals fall-out with Guardiola
Former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted he has had no contact with Pep Guardiola since their time collectively on the Nou Camp.
The previous Arsenal man spent one season below the Manchester Metropolis supervisor throughout his time in native Spain earlier than Guardiola left on a yr’s sabbatical in 2012.
ESPN reviews that, when requested whether or not he has spoken to his former boss since his departure, the Monaco participant mentioned: “No, no, with Pep nothing in any respect.”
He continued: “I don’t know if the frustration with Pep is mutual. Issues occurred, however I desire to not discuss it.”
Fabregas, 33, defined how Guardiola had additionally been a task mannequin for him rising up.
He added: “Pep was my idol since I used to be a baby. It’s him I’ve discovered essentially the most, maybe, since I used to be 4 till now.”
Fabregas left Arsenal for boyhood membership Barcelona in a £30million transfer in 2011, occurring to attain 15 targets and seize 20 assists in his debut season.
Through the 2011/12 marketing campaign, he lifted the UEFA Tremendous Cup, the Fifa Membership World Cup, the Supercopa and the Copa del Rey.
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Mourinho ‘a good friend’ of Fabregas
Fabregas went on to assert a La Liga title and an additional Supercopa with Barcelona earlier than becoming a member of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2014.
The World Cup and two-time European Championship winner revealed his admiration for the Portuguese supervisor.
“Mourinho impressed me essentially the most once I left Barca,” he mentioned.
“He instructed me that we had had our points on the pitch when he was at Chelsea and I used to be at Arsenal after which when he was teaching at Actual Madrid and I used to be at Barcelona. However that for him, all of it ended there. We turned the web page.
“He instructed me about his undertaking. I needed to go the place I assumed I might do greatest. The choice was mine and it didn’t rely on what folks mentioned.
“I prioritised the skilled [aspect], and in the present day I nonetheless write to him and I think about him a good friend. He helped me rather a lot at a troublesome time in my profession. Maybe I performed one in all my greatest seasons with him.”
Mourinho went on to be dismissed from Stamford Bridge in December 2015 however not earlier than he had stormed to the 2014/15 Premier League title and a League Cup triumph with Fabregas being an integral a part of his set-up.
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