Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is close to losing the support of the Chelsea dressing room, according to FC Barcelona-legend Johan Cruyff.
The Blues boss has been very critical of his side’s striking threat all season and has continued to take digs at Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, and Cruyff believes this is stage-one of Mourinho losing the support of the players.
It was the same case when Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid, as the Portuguese-man dropped club-legend Iker Casillas, which saw a revolt from the majority of the players, and Cruyff believes he will suffer the same at Stamford Bridge.
‘It’s the same old story,’ said Cruyff, who was a keen observer of Mourinho during his time in Spain.
‘When things go well it’s down to him and if they don’t it’s down to the players.
‘I saw how he lost the dressing room at Real Madrid and it is possible the same thing is going to happen at Chelsea. To ask for a £58million striker, as if it were perfectly normal, is an attitude I have trouble understanding.
‘The problem is that Mourinho focuses squarely on the result. Everything else is secondary. It’s short-term thinking.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles