Obi Mikel missing as Mourinho names best XI he coached [Full list]
Jose Mourinho, a well-known football coach, has named the best first eleven from the clubs he has previously coached.
The Portuguese manager has worked for Tottenham Hotspur, FC Porto, Benfica, Leiria, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and is currently at Roma.
In recent years, the former Chelsea manager has coached several outstanding players, with former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, playing a vital part of the Portuguese team at Chelsea.
Aside from Obi Mikel and Michael Essien Ballack, among other outstanding players he has coached, Mourinho made difficult selections by leaving out Iker Casillas, Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Samuel Eto’o, Wesley Sneijder, and Romelu Lukaku.
According to Daily Mirror, the Portuguese opted for a 4-3-3 formation to accommodate the likes of: Petr Cech; Javier Zanetti, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Ashley Cole; Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard, Mesut Ozil; Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo in his best XI ever.
The above list contains as many as eight of the XI who played for Mourinho at Chelsea.