Mourinho Names Arsenal Star Along With 8 Chelsea Players In His All-Time XI

By on April 9, 2015

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named Arsenal star Mesut Ozil along with eight current or former Chelsea players in his all-time eleven.

Mourinho has managed many of the worlds best players during an illustrious career that’s seen him win countless honours at clubs like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Therefore, he’d no doubt have a tough time coming up with his all-time XI of the best players he’d managed but in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph newspaper, the Portuguese coach has done just that.

Unsurprisingly, Mourinho has named several players from his time at Chelsea with Petr Cech, John Terry, William Gallas, Frank Lampard, Claude Makelele, Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba all making the team.

Ricardo Carvalho has played under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Madrid so no surprises to see him make the line-up while Javier Zanetti is the only Inter Milan player to make the cut.

It’s no shock to see Cristiano Ronaldo make the team either but there may be some raised eyebrows from the more uneducated fan after Mourinho named Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as his playmaker.

Ozil has drawn unjustified criticism from some corners of the British media and rival fans since he joined Arsenal in 2013 but Mourinho knows his quality only too well having worked with the German at Madrid and he clearly rates him highly.

Here’s the eleven Jose selected:

What do you think of Mourinho’s side? Any players you think should have made the cut?

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6 Comments

  1. Stevo Nasco

    April 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Nice one mourinho, but I think Zlatan Ibrahimovic should have made your list.

  2. Badrus ram

    April 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Yes mourinho is right to make ozil a playmaker,afterall jose has seen what the german-turk is capable of

  3. Marv

    April 10, 2015 at 6:12 am

    No Henry? Really???

  4. Mike

    April 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Erm, I think there’s been a mistake here. This is actually the team which THE TELEGRAPH selected, not Mourinho, and it consists solely of players who have played under Mourinho.

  5. Festus Akomodi

    April 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    its ok for 11 players! if he can choose more than eleven, he will surely add more to this

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