“Mourinho is the best manager in England” – Mikel Obi
John Obi Mikel believes Jose Mourinho is best manager in England and says his team-mates are beginning to understand what it means to play for Chelsea.
Mikel scored the opening goal in his side’s 2-0 win against Derby County in the FA Cup on Sunday, just his fourth strike in 300 appearances for the Blues.
Mourinho’s side had to overcome a raucous home crowd and a resilient Rams display to progress to the fourth round of the competition, and the Nigeria international believes his manager’s will helped them through.
Asked if the Portuguese is the best in the country, Mikel replied: “Oh yeah, without a shadow of a doubt. I think he’s great, he’s great around the dressing room, around the training ground.”
Mourinho then strolled past the post-match interview area, prompting Mikel to give an insight into his boss’s persona: “That’s the way he is,” he laughed, “he just strolls around… We’ve got the best manager. He’s unbelievable.”