Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley is convinced that the Blues made a huge mistake by not replacing Jose Mourinho with Jurgen Klopp while he was still available.
According to Burley, Chelsea will soon regret their decision because Mourinho is pulling Chelsea to the bottom and has no idea how to turn the situation around.
Burley told talkSPORT:
“I said a couple of weeks ago when all this nonsense was going on [with Mourinho] that Chelsea should get rid of this guy now.”
“Klopp was out there, he was going to go to Liverpool, and Chelsea should have gone and got him. That didn’t happen and clearly it wasn’t going to happen but that was my opinion of what they should have done. I would have gone and got him.”
“I was not saying Mourinho should go because of a few bad results,”
“I was basing it on the fact that Chelsea are a global brand and the way Mourinho was acting, behaving and speaking outside of the 90 minutes of football was dragging the club, the players and their image through the mud.”
“Managers can get bad results, but Mourinho has to have a look at himself in terms of the way he handles things. It is not everyone else’s fault all the time.”