Nigerian claims players are happier now he’s been sacked
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has taken a swipe at former-boss Jose Mourinho by claiming the dressing room is a much happier place now.
The Portuguese lost his job following a terrible start to the 2015/2016 campaign, and he was sacked following a ninth loss of the campaign after just 16 games.
Mourinho left Chelsea in 16th place and just one-point off the drop-zone, despite guiding them to the league and cup double just a few months ago.
Reports claimed that the manager lost the dressing room, in particular key players like Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, and Mikel has now weighed in on the situation by claiming the atmosphere around the club is a lot happier now.
Mikel Takes Swipe
Speaking about Mourinho, Mikel said: “We’ve moved on and the atmosphere has improved since the change of manager.
“It’s fine now, we’ve just not been getting results,” he said. “José is a fantastic manager and will always be a fantastic guy. But sometimes football is a cruel game and you have to move on.
“He came back to the club a second time and won two trophies but now he’s gone and we have to move on. Is it the right decision? Who knows? We’ll only see in the future.”
Guus Hiddink is now in charge at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, and in two games in charge, he’s picked up two points.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt