Lamps hailed the Special One who is poised for a Stamford Bridge return this summer.
The record-breaking midfielder said: "For me, Jose was the best.
"He was the first manager I came across to have a particular way.
"He knew whether a player needed a leg-up or a rollocking.
"He formed a spirit among the team that was formidable. We didn't have a group mentality to win the league but he brought that in.