Telegraph’s journalist Matt Law revealed that Cesc Fabregas was NOT Mourinho’s enemy or Chelsea dressing room’s rat, indeed, he was one of his strongest allies.
It’s understood that the Spaniard and Jose got a very strong relationship and even that the Portuguese coach spoke a couple of times to Fabregas in private in the hours before his sacking:
“He told the 28-year-old that he was planning to rely heavily on him in the fight to save his job. Mourinho then telephoned Fabregas after his dismissal to thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best. Despite being upset at being left on the substitutes’ bench at times this season, Fabregas remained loyal to Mourinho and had hoped the Portuguese would see out the slump in results and remain in his post,” Law writes.
Cesc was even the first, and one of the few, Chelsea players to thank Mourinho publicly and looked very upset while arriving to Cobham on Friday morning, the day after Jose’s dismissal.
Fabregas was strongly booed yesterday by Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge, who pointed to him as one of those players who let Mourinho, the club and the supporters down, but also according to Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, now a pundit for the club’s official website and TV, it’s not Cesc the players to blame.
Nevin spoke to spoke to BBC Today’s programme with Garry Richardson, that some weeks ago hinted a Chelsea player claimed: “I would rather lose that win for Mourinho”.
So while discussing Mourinho’s sacking Richardson said: “As I mentioned on BBC Radio six weeks ago, one player said, ‘I’d rather lose than win for Mourinho’. Said in the heat of the moment… but it summed up the atmosphere.”
Nevin replied: “Yeah, that was Cesc Fabregas, wasn’t it?
Adding: “I thought it came out it was Cesc Fabregas. If it was, he’d been one of the strongest and it just shows in his game. I found this out myself in the last couple of days that you do sometimes take on face value what people tell you and it’s not always the truth.”
But today Nevin dismissed everything with a post on his official Twitter account, claiming is not Cesc Fabregas the one to blame: