Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he nearly transferred Chelsea star Didier Drogba in order to make room for inconsistent Inter Milan striker Adriano, in a move that could have completely changed the Chelsea outfit.
“I tried a switch to release Drogba for Adriano, because Adriano was having some problems at Inter. I told the directors that I could manage his behaviour problems," Felipe Scolari told reporters.
Adriano has won the award for worst player in the Serie A three years out of five. Meanwhile, Drogba has starred for Chelsea, making 194 appearances for the Blues and scoring 144 goals.
Felipe believed that he could control Adriano’s behaviour if he came to Chelsea, but he admits he could not control the attitudes of the Chelsea squad.
"It was my fault that I could not control the locker room in different situations,” Felipe Scolari said.
“I tried to do something about that and I tried to sign Robinho, because I wanted someone who could improvise. In England, you need someone like that.”
Robinho eventually went to Manchester City instead of Chelsea, but only stayed for two years before heading back to his native home Brazil.