Ex-Man United midfielder: Sacked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho very insecure

Johnny Giles says Jose Mourinho is very insecure

Johnny Giles has described Jose Mourinho as a really insecure guy after the manager was sacked by Chelsea on Thursday evening.

The Blues parted company with the outspoken 52-year-old manager just seven months after Mourinho led Chelsea to the cup double after winning the Premier League and League Cup crowns.

He was like a little kid. He was always seeking attention

Johnny Giles

The defending champions are a point above the relegation zone after a 2-1 loss to surprise leaders Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Monday night.

Mourinho has won top-flight titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, whilst the Portuguese coach led Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League crowns in 2004 and 2010.

However, former United midfielder Giles criticised Mourinho for taking credit for Chelsea’s success last season, adding that the axed Blues manager couldn’t cope with his squad’s poor start to the campaign.

Giles told Newstalk’s Off The Ball: “Mourinho is an insecure guy. I think he is really insecure. I think that’s why he hogged the limelight when it was there. It is a sign of insecurity.

“The great managers let the credit come to them. Sir Alex Ferguson never hogged the limelight. He let the success and credit come to him.

“Mourinho couldn’t help himself. He’d run down the pitch. He was like a little kid. He was always seeking attention. When this happened to him for the first time in his career, he couldn’t take it. He couldn’t take the responsibility.”

Chelsea have already lost nine times in 16 Premier League games so far this season.

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The defending English champions host fellow strugglers Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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