Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are two managers who have managed some of the world’s best, but what sort of starting XI could they put together if they could recall any of their previous players?
Should they ever decide to put the rivalry aside and bring this team together, they may actually better their success in the Premier League! It would be hard for Wenger to be a ‘specialist in failure’ with this team.
Petr Cech (GK)
The Premier League's best ever 'keeper. Image Source: SportPesa
Part of Inter's Champions League-winning side with Mourinho. In the current era of overhyping Brazilian centrebacks like David Luiz, Lucio would be seen as a God if he was at his peak today. Image Source: Sempreinter
Tony Adams MBE (CB)
'Mr. Arsenal' was inevitably going to be in the heart of our three-man defence; an outstanding leader and a winner. Image Source: Galaxia Futebolistica
Lillian Thuram (CB)
You forget just how impressive the Frenchman was. Image Source : Youtube
Patrick Vieira (LDM)
The captain. Image Source: ArsenalArsenal.net
Xabi Alonso (RDM)
Every team needs a player who can ping a ball from anywhere and to anywhere. Image Source: ThisIsAnfield
A maestro from Jose's miracle of a Champions League win. Image Source: Publicopt
Cristiano Ronaldo (LM)
The team wouldn't be very credible without this man. Image Source: YouTube
Luis Figo (RM)
Figo completes our pair of Portuguese wingers. Not too bad at all! If this team was to play in the Premier League, the likes of Alberto Moreno would have a nightmare - well, even more than he's already having. Image Source: IFFHS
Didier Drogba (ST)
A nightmare for Liverpool fans. A cheat, but an unquestionably good player. Drogba was a menace upfront for any team. He's got it all really. Image Source: Fusion.net
Thierry Henry (ST)
If Henry wasn't upfront for our team here, there was no point putting it together. Image Source: Gentside Sport
This team would walk the Premier League. The usual park-the-bus teams, which get results against the big sides, would not have a chance – there’s simply too many ways for this team to score – a combined Allardyce, Pulis and Dyche XI couldn’t keep the bus parked against this side.
Currently, though, Mourinho is having some trouble with managing big name players, they almost can’t be bothered to play for him – his image and attitude to the media is much different to the Mourinho we saw when he arrived and took advantage of Roman’s oil money. With that in mind, it’s best to be safe and let Wenger manage the side!