Jose Mourinho is hailed as one of the best football managers in the game but that is not to say that he hasn’t made his fair share of mistakes. His time at Chelsea and Real Madrid fetched him enormous success but he also made news for potentially bringing a standstill in a lot of players’ careers. While these players managed to do well under other managers, a lot of people have seen Jose as the main perpetrator. It starts off with the same angle, they’re favoured largely by him for a few months and suddenly, they’re out of favour. At EssentiallySports, we have compiled a total of top 5 players who have faced the Jose Mourinho’s brunt.
5. Lassana Diarra
Having won Chelsea’s Young Player of the Year award in 2005, we all thought that Jose Mourinho will go easy on him but our hopes and thoughts only go so far. In the 2006-07 season, Diarra was an unused substitute and longed for first team game time. This led him to make contact with Arsenal and move just when his contract ended with Chelsea. Diarra played just over 6 games in Arsenal before moving to Portsmouth. Not long after, he moved to Real Madrid and reunited with Jose in 2009-10 and faced further difficulties towards the end of his career in Madrid. Diarra fell down the pecking order with the arrival of Sami Khedira and lost his place as a regular at Santiago Bernabeu as well.