Former Blue Steve Sidwell unearths simply how a lot the chief will also be cherished by means of his gamers – is it too overdue for him to revel in the similar love at Manchester United?
Chelsea legends Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard have been all decreased to tears when Jose Mourinho departed as supervisor of the membership in 2007, talkSPORT has been informed.
Steve Sidwell was once within the Sports activities Breakfast co-host chair on Friday and informed an awesome tale about when ‘The Particular One’ showed to his gamers he was once on his manner out of Stamford Bridge.
Amid reviews of an it seems that fractured dressing room at Manchester United, the previous Blue has printed simply how a lot Mourinho will also be cherished by means of his gamers.
The chief’s relationships with the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw specifically have come into focal point in fresh months, however it seems that there have been no indicators of bitterness all the way through his preliminary spell at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho led Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups in 3 years in fee, however abruptly left in September 2007 after an obvious falling out with proprietor Roman Abramovich.
And, as Sidwell – who had handiest joined the Blues that summer time – explains, there was once no longer a dry eye within the room when he informed his gamers of his go out.
“Jose got here all the way down to the dressing room to mention his goodbyes and gave a speech about how proud he was once and the relationships he constructed with the gamers,” the ex-midfielder mentioned.
“I regarded round that dressing room and there have been tears coming from the gamers’ eyes.
“I’m speaking Didier Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, you title it. There was once no longer a dry eye in that room.
“Drogba was once inconsolable.
“He went spherical and he embraced each and every participant one at a time.
“I used to be handiest there for 4 or 5 months on the time and I keep in mind considering, wow, that is tough.”
😢 “There wasn’t a dry eye within the converting room…
😭 …Drogba was once inconsolable!”
🔵 @SJSidwell was once at Chelsea when José Mourinho first left Stamford Bridge in 2007.