Brazilian playmaker Willian revealed it was the lure of working under Jose Mourhino that made him snub Tottenham.
Despite having a medical with Spurs, the 25-year-old Brazilian international opted to complete a £32million transfer deal with fierce London rivals Chelsea.
Willian reveals that Champions League football and the Jose Mourinho factor helped him choose Chelsea.
Chelsea's new signing told ESPN: "Chelsea is a big club, a sensational club and have won many titles and of course it has Mourinho."
Portuguese manager Mourinho led Chelsea to back-to-back titles in his first spell in west London and with his second coming to Stamford Bridge both players and fans alike are excited what this season holds for the Blues.
Willian expressed his elation at the prospect of playing for the West London club and working with the self titled 'Special One'.
The ex-Shakhtar Donetsk star, speaking to the The Daily Mail, said: "Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I'm going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I'm very happy and looking forward to it."
He then went on to say: "It's going to be an immense pleasure to work with Jose Mourinho, listen to him and learn from him.
"I'm sure I'm going to grow as a professional and I'm looking forward to training. He's one of the best coaches in the world with everything he's won. I'm sure I'm going to learn a lot and improve a lot."
Willian stated that in a team of such outstanding players he was aware he would have to fight for his space in the squad. With Mourinho's new £32million singing joining Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Schürrle Chelsea look to have a midfield of steel in this seasons title race.
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