Former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu has insisted that Jose Mourinho is 'fake' and is 'finished' as the club's manager.
Speaking to the Mirror, Mutu, who previously starred under the guidance of the Portuguese tactician at Stamford Bridge, has suggested that the coach has no consideration for how his players are feeling.
Chelsea have endured a torrid season, currently sitting in 14th place in the division. In fact, if results go against them this weekend, the Premier League champions could find themselves in the bottom three in the coming days.
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The self-proclaimed 'Special One' seemingly has the backing of owner Roman Abramovich, but Mutu doesn't expect his former manager to turn things around in west London.
The 36-year-old forward stated: “He has been a great coach in the past, but as a person, he is fake.
Jose is 'finished'
“He only looks after himself, and has no consideration for how his players are feeling and thinking. You could not go and talk to him.
“As a coach, he is finished. There is no way back for him. How do you come back from something like this [current form]?
“You can see now how many of his players look unhappy. Why? He is the reason,” Mutu added. “He cannot talk to players like they should be spoken to.
“The first thing he does is he goes to the biggest player in his team, and tries to make him angry.
“No matter who it was, John Terry, Frank Lampard, it is just what he does for fun. That was just his way of doing things, and he won’t change for anyone.”
It's clear for all to see that Mutu doesn't expect Chelsea to progress with Mourinho in charge, but last night represented a huge result for the club.
A 2-0 win over Porto in the Champions League sealed the Blues' place in the Round of 16. There's no doubt about it, European qualification will ease the pressure on the experienced manager, but there's still a great deal of work to be done.
Domestically, Chelsea have to improve sooner rather than later. It doesn't get any easier for the Blues, however, as they travel to league leaders Leicester City on Monday night.
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