Victor Moses Says, Jose Mourinho Never Spoke To Him While He Was Coaching Chelsea
Chelsea FC’s Nigerian attacker Victor Moses has opened up on his relationship with new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ahead of Sunday’s showdown with the Red Devils
Moses who is now enjoying a new lease of life at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte revealed that the former Chelsea boss never really talked to him.
“He never spoke to me. I thought in my head, “He's got his own players already,’” Moses told ESPN.
“I think we chatted a couple of times on the phone - he asked if I was alright at Liverpool, but that was it.”
Mourinho will be back at Stamford Bridge this weekend where it is expected he will receive a warm welcome from many fans and former players.
However there will be no love lost between him and Nigeria international Moses, who was frozen out by Mourinho after being sent on loan to Liverpool in 2013, when the Portuguese returned to Chelsea.
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea last December – having sent Moses out on loan again at the start of last season, this time to West Ham United – and former Italy boss Conte was appointed in the summer.
Moses has returned to the first team since Conte’s arrival, but now plays as a wing back in the Italian’s 3-4-3 formation.
Despite the new role Moses is pleased to be playing football for Chelsea again, and speaks highly of his new boss.
He said: “The manager who is here now is giving everyone a chance - even the young lads.
“I'm pleased that he's here and I've just got to go out there and enjoy my football. As long as you work hard, the manager will see it and he'll give you an opportunity.
“When the new manager came in, I just wanted to see how it went. It's a blessing for me that he enjoys the way I play and appreciates the effort I put in. It gives you a lot of confidence when the manager believes in you.”