Moses is currently on-loan at Spartak Moscow and discussed the Tottenham manager with the club's website.
He recalled: "Without a doubt, Jose is a cool pro, I respect his merits. But it so happens that the necessary contact does not arise between the player and the coach.
“In the end, I tried in training, I wanted to play, but Mourinho had a different opinion."
Moses has won four major honours during his time in west London and named a number of his former teammates as the 'coolest' players he has shared a pitch with.