John Terry is the latest player to come out in defence of Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The Chelsea boss has been in for a bit of press-style criticism lately amid suggestions that he’s ‘losing the dressing room’. And with Avram Grant’s demise serving as a reminder of the consequences of not even reaching Mourinho’s benchmark trophy haul, nevermind whether you still manage a Champions League final place along the way, Scolari’s under pressure.
The Chelsea skipper disputes any lack of control though, saying “Felipe has been a great signing for the club as a manager — he’s actually been different class. He’s a great man, he gets on with everyone. Away from the training pitch he’s like one of our friends but, on the training pitch, he’s got the respect of the whole squad. He has come in and encouraged us to play football a lot more. He has encouraged the two full-backs to get on and have an effect going forward. But we also have in mind keeping clean sheets — at the minute we are doing both.”