Graeme Souness has never been one to hold back when it comes to speaking the truth, and today he has been having his say about Chelsea and the recent appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as manager.
Speaking in the Sunday Mirror Souness said, “Chelsea are a big concern for me. The new manager and his new backroom team are relatively inexperienced. I worry for Chelsea.”
He went on to add, “I just didn’t see any sense in getting rid of the previous manager. I thought Ancelotti was a good manager, tried and tested at the highest level. The guy they have got in now is untried. Being successful in Portugal, where I worked for two years isn’t the biggest of deals. The way they have got it set up at Porto, from the president down, they are more or less guaranteed success every year there.”
Souness did not finish there and went on to say, “The guy has never played the game. I don’t think he’s been around top players all his life and he’s not got the experience. Nothing prepares you for management at the highest level.”
Interesting words from Souness I’m sure you will agree, especially has he failed to win the league title in Portugal with Benfica. It seems strange that a man who has only won league titles in Scotland as a manager would say such things, perhaps he is just jealous of Chelsea and Andre Villas-Boas, or maybe he is losing his mind!