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Managers shun ruthless Roman - Wilkins (©GettyImages)
Managers shun ruthless Roman - Wilkins (©GettyImages).

Chelsea's former assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes owner Roman Abramovich's ruthless approach will deter top managers from taking the job at Stamford Bridge - including Jose Mourinho.

Wilkins was assistant to Carlo Ancelotti until two years ago, when he was dismissed in a manner he describes as "crash, bang, wallop and off you go". Ancelotti himself was sacked in May 2011, the season after Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup double, while Roberto Di Matteo was axed this season just six months after winning the Champions League.

"Any manager who accepts the Chelsea job knows exactly what they are walking into," Wilkins told the Sun. "There is a big salary that comes with the job but also the understanding that you could be relieved of the post at any time."

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