Former Manchester United and Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Samuel Eto’o should have won the Ballon d’Or Award during his playing career.
Samuel Eto’o retired from football earlier this month after an illustrious career.
Jose Mourinho spoke to Cameroon Radio about the African football legend as he said that its difficult to understand why Eto’o didn’t win the aforementioned award.
The Portuguese tactician is no stranger to the former Cameroonian national team player having managed him at two clubs.
Samuel Eto’o was a key player for him at Inter Milan.
They won the treble together at Inter Milan during the 2009/10 season.
Inter Milan sealed an unprecedented treble by beating German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the 2010 Champions League final.
Diego Milito scored two goals either side of the halftime interval to give Inter Milan a 2-0 win over the Bavarian giants.
During his football career, Samuel Eto’o won two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles, three Champions League titles amongst others.
He also played for Jose Mourinho in his second spell at Chelsea.
Samuel Eto’o spent one season at Chelsea during the 2013/14 campaign.
Jose Mourinho has not been in the dugout since his exit from Manchester United last year.
He has been involved in punditry work for the last few months.