Salah had two spells in Italy with AS Roma and Fiorentina before being sold to Liverpool for $50 million last June. AFP / Oli SCARFF
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Archrival managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte put up a united front Friday in defending Chelsea's treatment of Mohamed Salah, who has been a revelation since leaving Stamford Bridge two years ago. The past and present Chelsea managers both addressed the subject of this season's PFA player of the year, with Mourinho reiterating that the decision to allow Salah to leave on loan to Fiorentina in 2015 was not his alone. Conte maintained that it is impossible to predict how players will go on to perform.Manchester United manager Mourinho said he was responsible for bringing the Egyptian to Chelsea in 2014 and defended his handling of the player when he arrived.Salah then signed for them permanently in August 2016 – nine months after Mourinho left Stamford Bridge.
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