Former Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has plenty of praise for his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, despite spending most of his time on the bench after falling down the Portuguese manager’s pecking order at left-back to Caesar Azpilicueta.
Happy now to be back with his former club Atletico Madrid, the Brazilian revealed why he thinks the 53-year-old Mourinho tends to implode at the clubs he is in charge of, while blaming players for not being able to cope with the pressure the Portuguese manager puts on them to deliver.
‘Speaking about Mourinho is always controversial and there’s always some intrigue surrounding him, but he is an awesome coach who tries to take the maximum from each and every one of his players,’ Luis told the website FourFourTwo via Metro.
‘I think that’s one of the reasons why he loses the dressing room sometimes. He asks so much of his players that some can’t handle it for too long.
‘In my case, we got along very well and he helped me when I wanted to re-join Atletico. He’s a very good coach. It’s just a pity I wasn’t able to convince him that I should start for Chelsea’.
Manchester United may want to pay close attention to what some of Mourinho’s former players have to say before they go and pull the trigger on him becoming the clubs next manager.