Johan Cruyff: Jose Mourinho will not be a success at Chelsea

Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho will "never win a trophy again" after the Portuguese coach sealed his return to Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to two league titles between 2004 and 2007 Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho will “never win a trophy again” after the Portuguese coach signed a four-year deal to return as manager of Chelsea.

The 50-year-old took the reigns at Stamford Bridge for the second time on Monday after months of speculation linking him with the post.

Mourinho heads to London having failed to guide Real Madrid to a major trophy in the 2012-13 season, after previously leading Los Blancos to a Copa del Rey and La Liga triumph.

But former Barcelona boss Cruyff believes the way Mourinho’s spell at the Bernabeu came to an end does not bode well for the future.

“Mourinho will never win a prize again,” Cruyff told the Sun. “I think that because of the way he acted in Madrid. He blamed everyone and everybody when something went wrong in Madrid.

“And he is playing games with people who are working there. Mourinho himself played an unbelievably negative part in his Madrid years. First he moved out general manager Jorge Valdano and later he did the same with director of football Zinedine Zidane.

“And in the end he dropped Iker Casillas, the captain of the Spanish national team.

“This behaviour does not work in football, it only works in paralysing the dressing room. That’s why it didn’t work out in the end in Madrid and that’s why I think Mourinho will not succeed any more.”

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