FORMER Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he nonetheless considers outdated boss Jose Mourinho a buddy however admitted he has zero contact with ‘childhood hero’ Pep Guardiola.
The 33-year-old Monaco midfielder, who signed for the Blues in June 2014 from Barcelona after practically ten years at Arsenal, made the stunning confession throughout a Catalan radio interview.
Cesc Fabregas has confirmed a rift with Pep GuardiolaCredit score: AFP – Getty
The Spaniard has no contact with Pep not like pal Jose Mourinho who he nonetheless talks toCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Mourinho was having fun with his second spell at Chelsea on the time after a controversial three years at Actual Madrid marked by violent clashes with the Spanish crew’s Catalan arch-rivals.
One incident even noticed him stick his finger into the attention of Pep’s assistant supervisor Tito Vilanova.
Dad-of-three Cesc advised Catalunya Radio programme Tot Costa: “Jose was the one who impressed me most after leaving Barcelona.
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“He stated we had been rivals on the pitch however it completed there and he advised me about his future plans.
“I prioritised the skilled aspect of issues, and as we speak we nonetheless write to one another and I take into account him to be a buddy who helped me quite a bit once I wanted it most.”
Of his ex-Barcelona boss, now at Man Metropolis, he stated: “With Pep there’s nothing.
“There are issues that occurred which I don’t have to speak about.”
However he added: “He was my idol once I was rising up and he’s maybe the individual I’ve learnt most from, as a participant, as a fan and afterwards as a supervisor.”
He additionally insisted he was a minimum of ‘three to 4 years’ away from retirement.
And he fuelled hypothesis his buddy Lionel Messi will find yourself signing for Metropolis subsequent season after the Argentinian star’s latest makes an attempt to go away the Catalan giants.
Fabregas added: “I noticed folks at Barcelona who had been making an attempt to harm him however as a Barcelona fan I’m glad he stayed.”
It isn’t the primary time Fabregas has heaped reward on present Spurs boss Mourinho.
Earlier this 12 months he claimed the 57-year-old was the very best at thoughts video games out of all his managers.
In an online Q and A with Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand, Cesc stated when requested to check Arsene Wenger, Guardiola and Mourinho, he claimed: “Arsene Wenger is the very best coach for younger gamers.
‘JOSE STIMULATED MY MIND BETTER’
“Pep is probably the most tactical out of the three. He trusts the best way he performs and the best way he teaches you to play will discover the appropriate areas.
“Jose might be the coach that performed with my thoughts higher.”
He added: “Jose is the coach that tactically he has obtained one system however he works on that system very effectively.
“Once I first met him he advised me I would like two gamers.
“I’ll signal Diego Costa and in the event you come to me – he drew me the crew on some paper – and stated ‘This crew is profitable the title’.
“He’s most likely the coach that performed with my thoughts higher. He is a superb coach for nice gamers as a result of he performs with the thoughts.
“He stimulates you.”