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Willian’s Revealing Insight: Why Mourinho Tops His List of Best Managers & Roma’s Shot At European Glory

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The Fulham winger has lifted the lid on his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and his hopes for Roma in the Europa League final.

Willian rates Jose Mourinho as the best manager he’s ever worked under and hopes the AS Roma boss leads his team to more glory in Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla.

The 34-year-old was part of Mourinho’s Chelsea squad of the 2014/15 campaign, which saw the Blues win a Premier League and EFL Cup double.

“For me, Mourinho is the best manager I’ve had, I always say that,” Willian, who joined fellow West London club Fulham last September, told Stats Perform.

“In the way he works every day, in the way he talks, in the way he motivates. He is a different manager and, for me, the best I’ve had. As he says: ‘The special one’. “

‘I hope that he wins this trophy’

Off the back of last season’s Europa Conference League success, Mourinho hopes to win a second straight European title with Roma on Wednesday when they take on Sevilla in the Europa League final.

“I hope that he wins this trophy because he is a manager that sometimes gives a lot of people the impression that he is arrogant or something like that,” Willian added.

“But on a daily basis, we see that he is a great manager. He jokes when he has to, and he hits hard when he has to.

“He’s real. When you don’t play well, he says it in front of you, but when you play, he says it too. He’s a great manager, an amazing manager.

“He is a winning manager, and he has a chance to win another title in his career.”

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