The Chelsea legend says he “was very a lot related” with the Portuguese throughout his time at Stamford Bridge
Michael Essien has revealed the administration classes he realized from Jose Mourinho as he takes the primary steps into his personal teaching profession at FC Nordsjaelland.
Mourinho was the person who lured Essien to English soccer from Lyon again in 2005, and the pair went on to get pleasure from nice success collectively at Stamford Bridge earlier than additionally linking up at Actual Madrid.
Essien says he realized a fantastic deal about administration whereas enjoying below Mourinho, and is hoping to transmit the identical profitable mentality to the Nordsjaelland squad after taking on his first teaching function with the Danish membership.
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“I’ve performed below so many coaches and each one is completely different. I might take Mourinho for example – I used to be very a lot related with him,” the previous Chelsea star advised The Soccer Ramble podcast.
“He is a winner, he offers you tactical particulars and makes positive it’s extremely clear so once you’re on the pitch you already know what to do.
“It is one of many issues I’m going to hold with me and hopefully I can transmit to the boys if sooner or later I grow to be a supervisor.”
Requested if he had all the time deliberate to enterprise into teaching after hanging up his boots, Essien responded: “I did not suppose I might make the transition. Once I was enjoying I all the time stated ‘no I do not need to be a coach’ however once you love the sport a lot you all the time attempt to be within the sport.
“So two or three years in the past I stated I’m coming towards the tip of my profession and I need to study in regards to the teaching aspect of the sport and it’ll give me the chance to be on the pitch and to be across the gamers.
“Really once I began doing it, it was one thing I wished to do. The entire venture right here is superb for my transition into the teaching aspect of the sport.”
Essien’s historical past with Mourinho
Essien made the transition from Ligue 1 to the Premier League seamlessly upon his arrival at Chelsea, enjoying a key function of their profitable title defence in his first season on the membership.
He continued to characteristic prominently in Mourinho’s set-up in 2006-07 and, though the Blues surrendered the top-flight crown to Manchester United, they had been nonetheless capable of choose up FA Cup and League Cup honours.
Mourinho was sacked within the early levels of the next marketing campaign, and went on to spend two years with Italian giants Inter earlier than taking the highest job at Madrid in 2010.
Through the present Tottenham supervisor’s closing season at Santiago Bernabeu, he signed Essien on mortgage from Chelsea, and the duo reunited briefly once more in west London firstly of the 2013-14 marketing campaign earlier than the midfielder joined AC Milan.
Essien’s total report for Chelsea
Essien spent 9 years on Chelsea’s books in complete, and received six extra trophies on prime of the three he received below Mourinho, together with one other Premier League title and the Champions League, whereas establishing himself as a membership legend.
The previous Ghana worldwide made 256 appearances throughout all competitions for the Blues, scoring 25 targets and laying on 18 assists.