Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has a fight on his hand to maintain control at Stamford Bridge as an unflattering nickname is being used by unhappy players to refer the troubled manager.
Chelsea’s Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho reportedly facing mutiny in his own dressing room as a portion of the senior players are very upset with him – not only that, one of them actually giving their manager an unflattering nickname. It’s certainly not a good sign as Chelsea prepares for their home encounter against Aston Villa on Saturday when the Premier League resumes.
Evening Standard has claimed a “significant section” of Blues first eleven is not happy with the way the Mourinho expressed his frustration on individual players after the Southampton loss.
Reports suggesting, a senior member of the team even used a “derogatory one-word nickname” mocking Mourinho, which is currently the code name of Chelsea manager, used in secret by the club’s unhappy players.
Mourinho recently received a huge boost as Chelsea hierarchy publicly backed him despite the dressing room’s hostile split over the 52-year-old Portuguese boss.
To make things look normal, recently Interviews with some team members like Cesc Fabregas, Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma were organised as they were ready to show support Mourinho publicly.
Reports claim further that the Chelsea manager earlier also complained about some “rats” in the club’s own set up – which is not an uncommon issue as he did the same thing during his stint with Real Madrid.
Oscar, Nemanja Matic and Cesar Azpilicueta are among the members of the team, Mourinho criticised for the recent performances in front of their teammates, and moreover Matic was criticized publicly when addressing the media by the boss.
Newly signed Papy Djilobodji is also in the list of the unhappy team members as he appeared for only one minute in a League Cup match this season.