Nigerian utility player Victor Moses has named Antonio Conte as the best manager of his career.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea footballer spent most of his career in England, where he cut his teeth at the likes of Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic, before later crossing borders to Turkey and Italy.
In a career where he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, AFCON, and Europa League (X2), Moses has played his football under every type of manager that can be found at the top level.
Sharing his favourite top five via Goal, the former Nigerian international named Conte, Roberto Martinez, Rafa Benitez, Domenico Tedesco (Spartak Moscow), Neil Warnock, and Mark Hughes.
“[Antonio] Conte is on this list,” the 30-year-old said.
“He helped me to believe in myself. And that’s purely from a human perspective and not because he found me a new position on the right side of the defence.
“Next Roberto Martinez, Rafael Benitez. Neil Warnock, with whom I made my debut at Crystal Palace. [Domenico] Tedesco. And also Mark Hughes.”
Moses concluded by explaining why he overlooked Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in Europe during their time at Chelsea.
“Without a doubt, Jose is a cool pro, I respect his achievements. But there wasn’t the necessary connection between the player and the coach.
“In the end, I tried in training, I wanted to play, but Mourinho had a different opinion,” Moses concluded.