Fabregas says Mourinho is better than Wenger and Guadiola (Marc Atkins/Offside)
Cesc Fabregas heralded his coach, Jose Mourinho, ranking him above his former managers Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he rates current manager, Jose Mourinho higher than two of his former managers Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.
Wenger is responsible for monitoring Fabregas to the player he is today, while Guardiola was the midfielder's childhood hero and the manager that took him back to Barcelona.
Arene Wenger mentor Fabregas into the player he is today (Alan Walter)
But these two managers cannot be compared to Mourinho according to Fabregas.
"He knows how to manage a team and how to get the best from you," Fabregas said.
"That’s what you want from a manager, 100 per cent. He can motivate a player every three days — not easy when you play 60 games a season, trust me.
"Everyone thinks that we have a big squad, but we don’t. We’ve used 22 players, some of them from the under-21s, so it’s not easy and he actually is doing a fantastic job.
"He just loves winning. I’m not saying other managers I’ve played under don’t, but he has some edge that goes above anyone else I have ever been with.
"The mentality shows in every single training session or game. I now understand why he has won what he has won in his career."
Fabregas made a move from Barcelona to Chelsea last summer, and the 28-year-old revealed that Mourinho was a major factor while he was making the decision.
"He makes me feel important in the team; he allows me to play the way I feel. I feel like that he trusts me. He makes me feel things I didn’t feel for a while: to feel important, to play every game, sometimes he allows me to give speeches," Fabregas added.
"Every game before the game, one player gives a speech, and he allows me to feel like a leader, to feel important to the team. It is always good for a player to feel he has the confidence of the manager."