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Mourinho excluded from list of top-five Chelsea coaches by ex-Blues star

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The Portuguese is the most successful manager in the West London side’s history, winning eight trophies in two different stints.

Jose Mourinho does not make Victor Moses’ list of best Chelsea coaches, with the player giving preference to the likes of Roberto Martinez and Neil Warnock ahead of the current Tottenham boss.

Moses found opportunities hard to come by at Chelsea during Mourinho’s reign between 2013 and 2015.

Deemed surplus to requirements at the club after Mourinho was reinstated in the dugout at Stamford Bridge, the Nigeria international was shipped off to Liverpool and then to Stoke City on loan moves.

The 30-year-old only started to enjoy consistent minutes in west London after the Portuguese tactician’s dismissal and went on to make 78 appearances under his successor Antonio Conte, who converted the winger to a wing-back.

“Conte is on this list,” Moses, who currently plays for Spartak Moscow but is still on the books of Chelsea, responded when asked to name his top five Blues bosses, as per the Russian side’s official website.

“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.”

Asked to explain his decision to leave Mourinho out, Moses said: “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.”