Mourinho was sacked by the west London club 18 months ago, just seven months after winning the Premier League title, following a nightmare start to the season as they hovered just above the relegation zone.
Hazard, speaking on TF1’s Telefoot, said: “With Jose I had a super rapport.
“The year before, I was the Player of the Season and maybe he expected more from me. I was not so good and it was complicated.
“I was always close with him and with Antonio Conte it’s the same.”
Hazard added: “They have different methods. Conte works a great deal on tactics but Mourinho let it be.
“For me, I had great moments with Mourinho for two years and this year with Conte everything is going very well. I always take the positive from coaches.
“The two are different managers. They have always won, here and in the past. Many people said I didn’t listen to Mourinho, but that’s not the case.
“It’s not at all the case, I’ve always had a lot of respect for him.”
Source: Tribal football