Chelsea star rates Conte and Benitez over Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea have had a good number of managers over the years, and playing for the club only means that you must have been trained by different managers.

Victor Moses has been a Chelsea player since 2012, and is one of the longest serving players at the club.

The 30-year-old who’s on loan to Russian side Spartak Moscow has listed Antonio Conte and Rafa Benitez as his favourite managers over Jose Mourinho, who never really gave him a chance.

Asked to piece together a list of favourite managers he has worked under, Moses did find room for a couple of ex-Chelsea bosses as he told Spartak’s official website: “[Antonio] Conte is on this list.

“He helped me to believe in myself. And that’s purely from a human perspective and not because he found me a new position on the right side of the defence.

“Next Roberto Martinez, Rafael Benitez. Neil Warnock, with whom I made my debut at Crystal Palace. [Domenico] Tedesco. And also Mark Hughes.”

Quizzed on his decision to snub Mourinho, Moses added: “Without a doubt, Jose is a cool pro, I respect his achievements. But there wasn’t the necessary connection between the player and the coach.

“In the end, I tried in training, I wanted to play, but Mourinho had a different opinion.”

Moses won the league and FA Cup with Conte, and he won the Europa League with Benitez. The former Nigeria International played a key role under both managers.

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