Chelsea should have replaced Jose Mourinho with new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, according to former Blues player Craig Burley.
As reported by talkSPORT, the ex-Scotland international claims that Mourinho has been dragging the image of the club 'through the mud'.
Mourinho, of course, has been involved in a number of disputes with the FA, while his side have failed to prove their credentials on the pitch.
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Liverpool, on the other hand, sacked Brendan Rodgers before the international break and replaced him with Klopp, but Burley believes Chelsea should have pursued the German coach.
“I said a couple of weeks ago when all this nonsense was going on [with Mourinho] that Chelsea should get rid of this guy now," said Burley, speaking on The Sports Bar.
“Klopp was out there, he was going to go to Liverpool, and Chelsea should have gone and got him. That didn’t happen and clearly it wasn’t going to happen but that was my opinion of what they should have done. I would have gone and got him.
"I was not saying Mourinho should go because of a few bad results," he continued. "I was basing it on the fact that Chelsea are a global brand and the way Mourinho was acting, behaving and speaking outside of the 90 minutes of football was dragging the club, the players and their image through the mud.
"Managers can get bad results, but Mourinho has to have a look at himself in terms of the way he handles things. It is not everyone else's fault all the time."
Huge couple of weeks
One thing is for sure, it looks set to be a huge couple of weeks for all involved with the Stamford Bridge outfit.
With games against the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham and Stoke City on the horizon, the fading Premier League champions must climb the Premier League table sooner rather than later. Blues fans may not agree with Burley, but their former player could have a point.
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