Ashley Cole lifts lid on Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea exit

The Chelsea defender claims that some of his former team-mates didn't give their all for the new manager

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ashley Cole has claimed that Andre Villas-Boas’ doomed reign at Chelsea came to an end because some players didn’t want to “work hard” for the Portuguese coach.

Villas-Boas was sacked in March 2012 after less than a year in charge at Stamford Bridge and following a run of just three wins in 12 Premier League games.

And former Chelsea defender Cole says that certain players weren’t prepared to give their all for the former Porto boss.

“There were some players who didn’t want to work hard for Villas-Boas,” Cole confirmed in an interview with Sky Sport Italia.

“But as soon as [Roberto] Di Matteo arrived, that all changed.”

Villas-Boas was appointed as Zenit Saint-Petersburg’s head coach in March 2014 after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last December.

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