Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly struggling to keep the dressing room on his side as the players grow increasingly unhappy with his handling of club affairs, according to the London Evening Standard.
A number of first team regulars are said to be growing increasingly frustrated at Mourinho’s public criticism of both them and the back room staff (via Standard).
And The Standard goes on to claim that one senior figure in the squad has even come up with a derogatory nickname for the Portuguese tactician that is also used in secret by several of his vexed teammates.
Mourinho recently embarked on a rant on Sky TV that was intended to instigate support for himself at the club, but ended up with him receiving the dreaded vote of confidence.
A number of journalists were last week invited to Chelsea’s training ground to conduct interviews with players willing to place on record their support of the Portuguese boss.
Players such as Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and Kurt Zouma all publicly backed their under fire boss, but privately the Standard reports that the situation remains very tense.
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