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Samuel Eto'o wanted control at Anzhi, says Carlos

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Roberto Carlos has slammed Chelsea new boy Samuel Eto'o in an interview with Globo Esporte, claiming that the Cameroon striker wanted Carlos' job and control of Anzhi during his time at the club.

Carlos left the club this summer to manage Turkish outfit Sivasspor but revealed that during his year as director of football at Anzhi, Eto'o was trying to undermine him.

Carlos cited this as one of the main reasons behind his departure from the club after two years.

"There came a time when Eto'o thought to interfere with my work, control the club, taking my place and then Guus (Hiddink, coach of the club at the time)," said the former World Cup winner.

"It was stressing me out, and warned I would take my bag and go. Nobody believed [me], because I had a four-year contract. But then I called the club and came to an agreement."

Cash-strapped Anzhi were forced to sell most of their star players this transfer window in order to lower the wage bill. Eto'o, who was once the highest paid player in the world at Anzhi earning an estimated $20m a year, decided to reunite with ex-Inter Milan boss, Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

Carlos added: "He [Eto'o] is a good person, but the part where he thinks "I, and not the group" really hurt."


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