WBA manager Tony Pulis refused to give credit to Guus Hiddink for Chelsea’s revival.
Pulis always had a good relationship with Hiddink‘s predecessor, José Mourinho: the pair got a lot of mutual respect and often sent esteem messages to each other.
When Pulis was asked about Chelsea’s good run after Mourinho‘s sacking, he reacted like this:
“To be honest, what’s been said is a load of c**p in lots of respects.
“The fact Mourinho won the league by a country mile – to say someone’s come in and changed it and they’re playing better and doing everything else better.”
“There might have been other reasons that things didn’t go so well this year.”
Pulis also added that sacking Mourinho was really disrespectful to the Portuguese coach and the players who won the title last year:
“But to put Jose down is completely and utterly out of order. It’s disrespectful to Mourinho and also the players that won the league last year, because they played some great football.”