Former Chelsea and Fiorentina star Adrian Mutu has taken a swipe at Blues manager Jose Mourinho. Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003 for £15.8m from Serie A club Parma but had a falling out with Mourinho in the Portuguese’s first season with the club. Both of them accused each other of lying about an injury during the 2004-05 season. Later that season, the Romanian failed a drug test that led to a long legal battle between the player and the club.
Following his tumultuous stint with the London club, Mutu enjoyed stints with Juventus and Fiorentina. He recently participated in Indian Soccer League and was asked about his opinion on Jose Mourinho’s ongoing struggles at Stamford Bridge.
He told MirrorFootball: “He has been a great coach in the past, but as a person, he is fake. He only looks after himself, and has no consideration for how his players are feeling and thinking. You could not go and talk to him. “As a coach, he is finished. There is no way back for him. How do you come back from something like this [current form]? You can see now how many of his players look unhappy. Why? He is the reason,” Mutu added.
“He cannot talk to players like they should be spoken to. The first thing he does is he goes to the biggest player in his team, and tries to make him angry. No matter who it was, John Terry, Frank Lampard, it is just what he does for fun. That was just his way of doing things, and he won’t change for anyone.”
Mutu was once valued at £17 mil, his current price equals weekly wage of Chelsea current stars.
The former Romania international, who was hailed as one of the brightest talents in football at one time, has revealed that he would like to come back to India to play in the next edition of ISL. “I have enjoyed my time in India, and my fitness has improved,” Mutu added. “We will see what the future holds, but I would definitely be open to a return to the ISL.”