Cole picks his favorite Chelsea manager

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole spent nine glorious years at the club. 

The star left back played under some seriously talented managers during his spell at the club and has now picked his favorite of the lot. 

My favourite manager that I’ve played under, I would say is Carlo Ancelotti,’ the former England left-back told 90min. ‘I played under some great ones, they were all different and I loved them for different reasons, but I just felt that with Carlo Ancelotti, I had a really, really good bond with him.

‘Of course I admired him, he was a legend as a player and then of course what he achieved as a manager. Then he came to Chelsea and he was just that man manager that everyone seemed to love, whether you were playing or not.

‘He was capable of putting that arm around you when needed – not just about football stuff, if you’re struggling off the field, he was very understanding which as players you want.

‘You see that human side in people, it’s not all about football, so for me he was my favourite, and tactically at times he was a genius. ‘He had that understanding whether to go into in-depth tactics or to trust the players to go out and deliver what he says in the team meeting.’

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