Luiz Scolari says clashes with Didier Drogba and Anelka made Chelsea sack him

Luiz Scolari says clashes with Didier Drogba and Anelka made Chelsea sack him

- Luis Scolari stated that Didier Drogba and Anelka made Chelsea sack him

- Scolari was appointed as Chelsea coach in 2008 as Grant's replacement

- But the Brazilian only lasted for seven months before he was fired

Former Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari has finally explained the rationale behind his sacking at Chelsea in 2009 after just seven months in charge of the Blues.

Chelsea fans were happy when the club's chiefs hired World Cup wining coach Felipe Scolari as replacement for Avram Grant in 2008, but he only lasted for seven months in London.

The 71-year-old has now explained according to Daily Mail that having issues with the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka made him lose his job at Chelsea.

''I had a form of leadership that clashed with two players who are Didier Drogba and Anelka.

''Our medical department thought that we should let Drogba go and recover [from surgery] in Cannes, in the middle of summer.

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''I thought he should stay in London. I’d also like to go to Cannes in the middle of summer. I’d stay there for a month, two months, enjoying myself.

''When he came back, I tried to adapt so that Drogba and Anelka could play together. Anelka was the top scorer in the league. We had a meeting and Anelka said: "I only play in one position,''. Scolari explained according to Daily Mail.

When the Brazilian first got to Chelsea, he started well leading Chelsea to 12-match unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge.

Earlier, had reported how former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole reportedly been attacked in his mansion in England by masked robbers who are said to have tied him up on a chair while operating.

Ashley Cole was one of the best left backs during his active time in the Premier League and was among the Arsenal team that lost the Champions League final against Barcelona.

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According to the report on UK Sun, Ashley Cole's mansion in Surrey was attacked by men yet to be known who stole many valuable things like jewelries.

The report added that the thieves found their ways inside the house through the rear doors before they started their operation.

Also on Daily Mail, the robbers were said to have threatened to do something bad to Ashley Cole if he fails to cooperate with them in his house.

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