Former Chelsea player Scott Minto has urged the top clubs to rethink their idea of hiring Jose Mourinho at their clubs. In his opinion, the Portuguese coach exerts a bad influence on the players repeatedly ridiculing them or throwing all the blame on them in his statements.
Minto told Sky Sports:
“It is not just about the results, it is as much about the comments. Clearly they were not going to go down but I think it is with a heavy heart that [club owner Roman] Abramovich felt he had to act.”
“They are part of the reason that made Jose Mourinho so successful, so bloody minded, it is fine for the first couple of years but you can’t keep doing that and managers have to evolve themselves.”
“For me, as a player, I never really played for a manager. It’s about personal pride. But they have gone from champions to almost relegation candidates with these world-class players. ”
“The Chelsea board have thought ‘where do we go from here?’ It is much easier to get rid of your manager than a bunch of players.”
“It is not just about winning trophies, it is about having a manager who fits the philosophies of the club. He will win you trophies for the first couple of years but he won’t sustain it and clubs will wonder if it is all worth it.”