Tottenham Hotspurs manager Jose Mourinho names Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo in his all-time best XI players as John Obi Mikel & other notable stars miss out on the list.
The 32-year-old former Super Eagles midfielder played under the Portuguese coach in his first spell at Stamford Bridge from 2006 to 2007.
Mikel worked with the Mourinho again in his second stint from 2013 to 2016 where the won Premier League again.
Mourinho was issued the task of picking his best ever eleven by Spanish publication Marca.
However, the tactician did not include the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto’o Marcelo, Ashley Cole, Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas, Karim Benzema, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Marco Materazzi, Julio Cesar, Pepe, Deco Micheal Essien, Xabi Alonso and Benni McCarthy.
Mourinho’s managerial career has seen him manage some of the top clubs in Europe, including Benfica, Uniao de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Tottenham.
Below is Mourinho’s all-time best XI:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Defenders: Javier Zanetti, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, William Gallas
Midfielders: Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard, Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard
Forwards: Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo.