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Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has worked with so many top managers in his club and country career, but he has revealed some stunning choices when asked to reveal the best of the lot.
The Spaniard admits he’s been lucky to work with the world’s best coaches but two names stand out for him – Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, as he surprisingly snubbed his countryman Pep Guardiola.
“I had the best in the world, so I cannot complain,” Fabregas said on Instagram Live.
But when pressed to provide the top two, he swiftly added: “Wenger and Mourinho.”
There was also no room for Vicente del Bosque, who led Spain to World Cup glory in 2010 and a Euro triumph two years later.
“I love him. I owe him a lot because he brought me here and I will always remember that,” Fabregas said of Mourinho in 2018.
“Arsene always treated me like a son and it was amazing but the closest anyone else has been to him was Jose.
“The way he treated me, the way he made me feel, how he let me be a leader of the Chelsea team from day one and believed in me, this was fantastic and will always stay with me.
“It [this experience at Chelsea] is thanks to him. Our history, what had happened between us before I came, made it even more remarkable.
“When I played for Arsenal, he was with Chelsea. When I was at Barcelona, he was with Real Madrid. We were confronting each other but then we humbled ourselves and started a good relationship.”