Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s warning for ‘selfish’ players

Jose Mourinho warns that any "selfish" players at Chelsea will be quickly shown the exit door under his stewardship

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Jose Mourinho was officially unveiled at Chelsea last week Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has warned that any “selfish” players at Chelsea will be shown the exit door under his stewardship.

The Portuguese coach is set to meet his Blues squad for the first time on 10 July after signing a four-year deal to return to Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

And the 50-year-old says that any player who is found to be putting their own priorities in front of the club’s will be given a short shrift under his management.

“There is something I say at every club I go to, and I’m going to say it again when I meet the players on 10 July,” said Mourinho.

“It’s a sentence that I always say on the first day: If you are a top professional, if you are not a selfish person, if you put the club in front of yourself, and if you are here to work 100 per cent for me, for your fellow players and for the club, we will have a wonderful relationship.

“If you are selfish, if you don’t care about the fans, then we are in big trouble.

“Sometimes you have a couple of guys that are not too keen to accept these kind of rules and this is where you have some problematic relationships, and the club in that moment either supports the problematic player or the manager.

“If the clubs support the manager, the two little guys — gone, easy.”

Mourinho rejoined Chelsea earlier this month following his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007.

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