EX-CHELSEA BOSS Luiz Felipe Scolari has compared life at the club to “hell,” criticising owner Roman Abramovich in the process.
The Brazilian manager had a short reign as boss at Stamford Bridge during the 2008-2009 season, before being sacked by Abramovich following a series of disappointing results.
And Scolari does not look back fondly of his brief tenure at the club, saying:
“It will be hell for whoever succeeds him.
“[The sacking] is strange – although it’s not so strange to me because of what I went through there.
He also suggested that Abramovich’s close relationship with certain senior players was far from ideal:
“Some things are known, like the relations with the owner, who has the relationship with some players before the coach.
“Villas-Boas was a champion and he will continue to be. He needed to replace at least seven or eight players, even since I was there, but he failed.”
Chelsea currently lie in fifth place in the Premier League table, three points off the coveted Champions League spot.
Names such as Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez have been linked with the vacant position.