JOSE MOURINHO has managed some of the game’s greatest players.
He has won major trophies at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now Manchester United.
So picking his all-time XI is quite a difficult ask.
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Uefa.com gave it a go — and there are some stellar names missing out.
Here’s who made the cut in a 4-3-3 formation, via PassioneInter.com.
Petr Cech, Chelsea
The current Arsenal stopper — who Mourinho bombed out of Chelsea in the summer of 2015 — beats off a host of other top goalkeepers.
Vitor Baia, Julio Cesar, Iker Casillas, Thibaut Courtois and even David De Gea all make a decent case for recognition.
But it’s Cech who gets the nod after three Premier League titles, three League Cup successes and an FA Cup win in 2007.
Javier Zanetti, Inter Milan
Deployed mainly in central midfield by Mourinho, but played the majority of his career at right-back.
Paulo Ferreira was voted Europe’s best right-back at Porto in 2003, but struggled after he followed The Special One to Chelsea — while Maicon was his rock at Inter.
Zanetti was Mourinho’s captain when Inter won the famous Treble in 2010.
John Terry, Chelsea
One of the shoo-ins — despite the intense competition.
Jorge Costa was Mourinho’s inspirational captain at Porto, while Walter Samuel was aptly nicknamed ‘The Wall’ and Pepe was a stalwart at Real Madrid.
However, it’s his Mourinho’s Chelsea skipper, Terry, who gets his place in the team.
Ricardo Carvalho, Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid
A tough call, but Carvalho’s class was often overlooked due to the dominant style of his centre-back partner at Stamford Bridge.
The classy Portuguese defender followed Mourinho to three clubs and they won countless trophies together.
Sergio Ramos and Lucio are among the big names omitted.
Ashley Cole, Chelsea
His class is without question — but he only spent one year under Mourinho.
Cole moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2006 and Avram Grant came just after the start of the following season.
Together, they won the League Cup and FA Cup, but Cristian Chivu and Marcelo will feel they had a strong case for their efforts under Mourinho.
Esteban Cambiasso, Inter Milan
Another tough call, especially with Claude Makelele effectively inventing the role under Mourinho at Chelsea.
But Cambiasso was world class at Inter Milan, and a rock in the Treble-winning side of 2010.
Michael Ballack, Luka Modric and Michael Essien are other potential candidates for this position.
Frank Lampard, Chelsea
A player completely re-defined under Mourinho who became regarded as one of the game’s best midfielders.
Lampard finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho in the running for the 2005 Ballon d’Or award and his goal scoring class was unrivalled from his position.
Won two league titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and reached three Champions League semi-finals under Mourinho.
Mourinho’s playmaker at Porto, who became regarded as one of the classiest midfielders on the planet.
Deco finished behind Andriy Shevchenko in the Ballon d’Or running in 2004, having won the Champions League under The Special One, having netted in the final.
Wesley Sneijder will feel aggrieved, having been key for Inter in 2010.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
They may not have got along as well as they would have liked — but Ronaldo was undoubtedly the best player Mourinho managed.
Together, they won the 2011 Copa del Rey and 2012 La Liga title.
Ronaldo is the only Real Madrid player to make the team, and beats Eden Hazard.
Didier Drogba, Chelsea
The ultimate Mourinho player, who rejoined the Blues to the Portuguese boss’ second spell — and won a third league title.
Diego Costa, Karim Benzema and Samuel Eto’o were other viable candidates.
But Drogba was an intelligent and incredibly strong striker who Mourinho transformed into one the best around.
Gabriel Milito, Inter Milan
Makes the team courtesy of the two goals he scored in the 2010 Champions League final victory.
There have been several better strikers who have been omitted — such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic — but few had the influence Milito had.
In 2010, the Argentine netted the goal which clinched the Serie A title on the final day of the season, the Coppa Italia winner and both goals in the Madrid showpiece.
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