Blues Star Snubs Mourinho As He Names Best Chelsea Manager
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Former Chelsea full-back, Ashley Cole has named Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti as his favourite manager during his time at the club.

Cole believes the Italian is the finest manager he worked with in west London.

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“I think the managers who suited my style were more attacking, which is how I had played at Arsenal.

“When [Luiz Felipe] Scolari came in I felt at my best. I felt I blossomed under him and got back to playing with confidence.

“Ancelotti was my number one. We played with tactics, obviously, but he gave you a freedom and I was able to attack. That double season in 2009-10 was probably my best season.

“It was the most I scored in a season, I felt I was unbeatable in defence and was linking up with others well.

“I had a great relationship with Florent Malouda on the left-wing, JT [John Terry] next to me and Frank [Lampard] on that left side of the midfield three. I was able to make runs in behind and was always in dangerous spots inside the box,” Cole told Chelsea’s official website.