The former Stamford Bridge assistant wants answers from the club.
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Ray Wilkins is to take legal advice following his departure from Chelsea.
The former assistant manager left the club on 11 November after being told his contract would not be renewed.
But in a statement Wilkins said he was seeking advice on “a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal”.
On Thursday Chelsea announced that Michael Emenalo had been promoted to the role from his former position as head opposition scout.
Wilkins returned to Stamford Bridge in September 2008, initially under Luiz Felipe Scolari, and helped the club lift the FA Cup twice as well as winning the Premier League crown last season.
The former Chelsea, Manchester United and England midfielder’s exit came as a surprise as he had enjoyed success not only under Scolari but subsequently with Guus Hiddink and Ancelotti.
But questions over what happened behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge will now only intensify as Wilkins spoke for the first time since his departure from the club.
“I am very disappointed that the board decided that I had no further contribution to make at Chelsea Football Club which has played such a huge part in my life,” he said in a statement released by the League Managers Association.
“Since rejoining the club, I am extremely proud to have assisted in Chelsea’s recent successes.
The LMA’s legal advisors are assisting me in obtaining answers to a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal
“I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the staff, players and the supporters and I now wish them all the very best for the future.
“The LMA’s legal advisors are assisting me in obtaining answers to a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal, and all efforts are being made to reach an amicable solution. I therefore will be making no further comment at this stage.” (BBC)
Like a lot of football fans, Ray Wilkins views his dismissal as “unfair,” and rightly so. There is something very odd surrounding the whole situation, seeing as Wilkins was considered to be doing a fine job at Stamford Bridge.
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that the dismissal had nothing to do with himself, and it seemed that the two enjoyed a good relationship during their time together at the club.
It will be interesting to see how this story develops…
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