Scolari: Chelsea need to get rid of ‘seven or eight’ players

08:34 05 March 2012

Scolari lasted just seven months at Stamford Bridge

Scolari lasted just seven months at Stamford Bridge

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Former Blues chief hits out at his former club

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.

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