Benni snubbed for Mourinho's Dream XI

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho has named the best XI of players he coached over the course of his career, but there was no room for Benni McCarthy.

Mourinho is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers in football history and has subsequently coached some of the most decorated footballers in the game.

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Having started his senior managerial career in 2000 with Benfica, the 57-year-old has since led União de Leiria, FC Porto, Chelsea over two stints, Internazionale, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Having kicked off his glittering career with the historic 2004 UEFA Champions League triumph with Porto, it comes as a surprise to see only one player from the squad named in his best XI.

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McCarthy, who played an integral role in his first six major titles in Portugal has not made the list, but Ricardo Carvalho, whom he signed for the Blues and Los Blancos makes the team.

Of his treble 2008/09 treble-winning squad with Italian giants Inter, Argentina legend Javier Zanetti is the only representative of the iconic squad.

In the overall team released by Spanish publication Marca, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo from his stint with Real are also included - while no players from Manchester United made the final cut.

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