Vociferous Sports pundit Piers Morgan has lambasted the Chelsea hierarchy for their decision to unceremoniously sack Jose Mourinho who is the most successful manager in the club’s 110 years history.
In his column written in the UK tabloid, Daily Mail, Morgan ripped into Chelsea for their supposed impatience as he reckoned that Mourinho had done so much for the Blues and a rough patch chiefly instigated by some disgruntled players should not warrant the sacking of the Portuguese gaffer.
“Shame on you Chelsea for what you’ve done to Jose Mourinho today,” Morgan said in his column.
He continued: “And shame on all football fans who see his demise as something to celebrate.
“He will be a massive loss to our League and we will all, whether we admit or not, miss him enormously as a personality.
Morgan was indeed livid with the display of Chelsea players in recent times and posited that they are the ones that ought to have been sacked with the fat cheque they collect weekly just to play football.
“As for Chelsea’s players, doubtless many of whom are popping open their Cristal tonight, I have one thought for them: isn’t it time managers were given the right to sack THEM when they persistently fail to play to the standards expected of them? Morgan queried.
He continued: Remember that these guys each get paid up to £200,000 a WEEK to kick a football.
“The very least their fans might expect for that is that they give every game 100%.
“But no, we even heard that certain players were feigning injuries because they refused to play under Mourinho.
“Imagine the sheer, breathtaking audacity of that attitude?
“No wonder he finally snapped and publicly berated the treacherous ‘rats’ in his midst.
“Football managers who don’t win enough games for long periods of time deserve the sack.
“But managers like Mourinho, whose win ratio is so stupendous that it dwarfs almost any of their rivals, have earned the right to more time and to more loyalty from their players” he concluded.
With Guss Hiddink now set to step in, Morgan wondered the rationale behind the choice.
“Chelsea announced his replacement until the end of the season is Dutchman Guus Hiddink – the manager who presided over Holland’s recent disastrous Euro 2016 campaign.
“If he’s a better bet to revive the club than Mourinho, then I’m Darth Vader” the avid Arsenal supporter submitted.