– Michael Essien recalls the good old times he shared with one of his favoruite coaches Jose Mourinho
– The former Ghanaian international refers to the Portuguese gaffer as ‘daddy’ when they worked together as player and manager
– Essien and Mourinho won the Premier League, FA Cup and the League in the English topflight division
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Michael Essien and Jose Mourinho were an item as manager and player and the midfielder loved the Special One so much that he calls him ‘daddy’, Instagram.
The Portuguese gaffer signed the Ghanaian legend from Lyon during the 2005-06 season and he made a huge impact at Stamford Bridge.
Essien also joined the former Porto boss while he was Real Madrid’s manager during the 2012-13 campaign on loan from west London.
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The two-time Premier League winner recalled when he once invited Mourinho to a charity football match in his home land and the Portuguese tactician obliged.
The former Milan posted a photo of himself and former coach on his Instagram handle with both of them laughing while wear Chelsea shirts and said:
“Good old days when I took my daddy Jose Mourinho to a charity event in Ghana.”
And the new Roma boss replied:
“I will always remember it. Amazing week and an incredible experience. Love Ghana.”
Mourinho has also touched down in Ghana twice after his first visit. One of it was when Ghana hosted the 2008 AFCON tournament where they came came third.
Essien under the tutelage of Mourinho, became a Premier League winner, FA Cup and the League Cup trophies.