Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Five-day forecast

Former Blues chief hits out at his former club

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believes the Blues will not be successful until they make major changes to their playing staff.

The Brazilian lasted just seven months in charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit, a month less than Andre Villas-Boas who was sacked on Sunday.

Scolari sympathised with the Portuguese and laid the blame for the Blues recent failings at the door of owner Roman Abramovich.

"England has clubs like Arsenal, where Arsene Wenger has been for several years, yet has won only two or three championships," he said.

"But Chelsea's culture is very different, but this move is strange - although it's not so strange to me because of what I went through there.

"Some things are known, like the relations with the chairman, who has the relationship with some players before the coach.

"Villas-Boas was a champion and he will continue to be. He needed to replace at least seven or eight players, even since I was there, but he failed.

"It will be hell for whoever succeeds him."

Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as interim first team coach and will remain in charge until the end of the season.

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

0 comments

Chelsea squad

Loading...

Premier League table

<a href='http://www.football-scores-live.com/'>live football scores</a>
live football scores

LDN24 Promotions

Lord's Cricket Ground

Everyone’s invited to Lord’s this summer

Lord’s will host the first ever domestic T20 group stage double-header when Sussex and Essex take on Middlesex at the Home of Cricket on Saturday, May 17.

Read full story »

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »