By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria captain, Mikel John Obi has claimed coaching at his new club, Tianjin Teda is as good as at his former club, Chelsea, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mikel spent 10 years with the Blues working under top class coaches like Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte.
The midfielder joined Tianjin Teda early this month and is already impressed with the level of coaching at the Chinese Super League side, as done by his new manager Jamie Pacheco.
"I do not think there is a lot of difference in the level of coaches now," the former Lyn Oslo of Norway player who has been named the Tianjin Teda captain told Chinese news outlet, NetEase Sports.
"I think (Jamie) Pacheco is a high level coach, and he was a very good player.
" Training is done very well, with a very high level."
Mikel has already made two appearances for Tiajin Teda in pre-season games. He was on target in his club's defeat against St. Pauli on Saturday.