Manager would have sold Drogba

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First Chelsea’s controversial ex manager Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed he would have transferred star striker Dider Drogba for Adriano, and now Scolari has told reporters he thinks Drogba should be sold.

Scolari said he couldn’t control the big personalities of the Chelsea dressing room, and wanted to bring Adriano into the mix because he felt that despite Adriano's issues at Inter Milan, he could be controlled.

“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,” he said.


Now Scolari says the reason he wanted to get rid of Drogba was his attitude, and that it was the striker who caused the most trouble in the dressing room for the Chelsea manager.

"I didn't leave Chelsea because of sabotage from the players but it is true that it was difficult to control the dressing room," Scolari said.

"Drogba believed he was the star of the squad and I did have conflicts with him. He wanted to go to a hospital in Paris because of an injury but I said no."

Scolari also found it hard to bring Drogba back into the squad after he recovered from injury.

"That was my first problem because Anelka did well in his absence and scored many goals. But when Drogba came back he wanted to go straight back into the team, but I refused."

Drogba has since starred for Cheslea, with 144 goals in 194 appearances for the Blues to his name.

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