Cesc Fabregas gave his opinion on all his former managers in a Twitter Q&A, before aiming a slight dig at Maurizio Sarri.
Fabregas enjoyed a successful career in the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea, and has played under an array of top managers at club and international level.
A two-time Premier League champion at Stamford Bridge, Fabregas joined Monaco in January last season to play under his former Gunners teammate Thierry Henry, before the Frenchman’s sacking.
And before a training session on Tuesday, Fabregas asked supporters to send him questions on social media, with one fan tweeting: ‘Best manager you’ve ever played with?’
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The Spaniard started his career Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, before joining Barcelona to work with current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
The midfielder won the title at Chelsea, first under Jose Mourinho in 2015, then with Antonio Conte in 2017.
But responding to the question, Fabregas admitted it was difficult to split the coaches he had worked with.
‘Impossible to pick one,’ he wrote.
‘Wenger, Mourinho, Aragonés, Del Bosque, Tito, Conte, Guardiola.
‘What I’ve learned with all these coaches is better than any coaching course I can ever do in the future.’
Later, another fan asked: ‘Is Sarri the most boring/risk averse coach in a big club?’
The 31-year-old made his final appearance for Chelsea last season in a FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, whilst Sarri was in charge of the Blues.
Sarri, who left Chelsea in the summer to join Juventus after only one season in west London, withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.
Fabregas replied with: ‘He has his tactics and he dies with them. He’s not very flexible let’s say but he’s a good man with a…