Claude Makelele was always a favourite of mine during his time at Chelsea and I always said I thought he was an honest player. So, who am I to argue with what he’s come out and said about Jose Mourinho in his autobiography?
Makelele, who spent five years at Stamford Bridge between 2003 and 2008, says “Between 2004 and 2006 the solidarity in the Chelsea camp was amazing, and then very early on in the 2006/07 season, Mourinho took a step back from his players. Then he had a bust-up with Abramovich. The chairman asked the players to express themselves more freely on the pitch, but Mourinho stubbornly refused to change his methods. During that third complete season under his control, I was stunned to see how Mourinho forgot the value of his players and claimed all the credit for everything. He made me suffer a great deal. He knows football, but he is also someone who is very calculating, vicious and ambitious.”
They always say ‘the truth will out’ eh?