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Mourinho the best manager I worked under – Former Chelsea midfielder Essien

Mourinho the best manager I worked under – Former Chelsea midfielder Essien
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Mourinho the best manager I worked under – Former Chelsea midfielder Essien

Mourinho one of the best supervisor I labored beneath – Former Chelsea midfielder Essien

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The Ghana legend labored with a few of the greatest managers within the recreation earlier than taking on a player-coach position in Danish membership Nordsjaelland

Former Chelsea and Actual Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has described Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho as one of the best supervisor he labored with in his taking part in profession.

Mourinho introduced Essien to England for a reported club-record charge after his nice performances in Ligue 1, the place he gained back-to-back top-flight titles with Lyon.

Essien established himself as a key participant for Chelsea beneath Mourinho between 2004 and 2007 after which reunited with the Portuguese tactician whom he as soon as referred to as his daddy at Actual Madrid.

When requested about his greatest managers, the 37-year-old picked Mourinho, who was appointed Tottenham supervisor final November as his primary, and he additionally included Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti as one other coach he had a terrific relationship with.

“He [Mourinho] could be the primary one for me [in terms of managers I have worked under],” Essien advised talkSport.

“He’s a nonetheless a terrific supervisor. I labored beneath him and we had an excellent relationship, and I had an excellent relationship with Ancelotti as nicely. These two are superb managers.

“They’ve all performed an element in my profession and growth. It’s nice to look again and replicate on what points they taught me and I’ll take that on board [in my coaching career].”

Essien commenced a brand new path in soccer in the summertime when Danish Superliga membership FC Nordsjaelland handed him a player-coach position, which provides him an opportunity to develop his teaching expertise.

The 2-time Premier League winner is worked up with the brand new profession as he appears to be like ahead to being within the dug-out.

“I’ve simply began to do my teaching badges and I acquired a terrific alternative to return right here. I’m very comfortable to be right here and it’s all a few new transition in my profession as a result of I’ve quite a bit to offer to the younger ones,” he continued.

“I really like the sport and I’ve all the time wished to be within the recreation so why not [become a manager in the future]? After I was taking part in if you happen to’d requested me if I used to be going to be a coach, I might have stated no however as time goes on, issues begin altering.

“I’m having fun with my new position now. It’s very totally different to be a coach than to be a participant. I’ve all the time been a participant, so studying the teaching facet of the sport is superb and it provides me an open thoughts when it comes to the sport. I’m studying and having fun with it as nicely.

“My choices are open. Crucial factor is to study the points of the sport, get the badges and hold my choices open and see what occurs.”

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