Portuguese lays down the law with his Blues stars.
New Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has warned that if any of his players misbehave next season then they will be asked to leave Stamford Bridge rather than let them damage the reputation of the west London club, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The self-styled ‘Special One’ has just returned for his second spell in charge of the Blues, six years after he last left the club, and the Portuguese has delivered a stern message to his squad.
“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 July 10,” said Mourinho.
“A sentence that I always say is, ‘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 club, if you don’t care about the image, if you don’t care about the fans, then we are in big trouble. So, it depends on you if the relationship is fantastic or not’.
“Sometimes you have groups that take to this in a very easy way, sometimes you have groups where this becomes like a doctrine and then it’s easy.
“But sometimes you have a couple of guys who do not accept these kinds of rules and this is where you have some kind of problematic relationships. When a problematic relationship exists, if it is you and one player or you and two players, then the club, in that moment, either supports the problematic players or it supports the manager.
“If the club supports the manager, the two little guys are out. Easy.”
Mourinho spent three years in charge of Chelsea between 2004 and 2007, during which time the 50-year-old won an amazing 124 of his 185 matches in all competitions, giving him an incredible overall win percentage of 67 as the Blues won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.
And now Mourinho will be looking to continue exactly where he left off in 2007 when the new season gets under way in August.