With Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri struggling to impose his style of play on the team, he might want to listen to what former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole said about Chelsea’s culture of sacking managers.
During Cole’s eight years at Stamford Bridge, the former England international played under eight different managers at Chelsea.
Cole has now revealed why the club has a habit of regularly changing managers. According to Cole, Chelsea have a winning mentality and managers are there to win.
Asked about his thoughts on Chelsea changing managers regularly, Cole told Sky Sports: “You’re there to win. We took probably one of the greatest managers ever [Jose Mourinho] and two years after I had arrived he was getting the sack. I think the chairman [Roman Abramovich] has been great.”
Despite Chelsea’s recent struggles which saw the Blues lose 4-0 at Bournemouth, Cole doesn’t believe Sarri is under pressure at Chelsea.
“I don’t think he’s under pressure. He’s trying to put his philosophy on it,” Cole said of Sarri.
“I watched Sarri-ball in Italy and the football they played is amazing.
“It’s different now but I think it boils down to confidence. They had the confidence to play out of the back. Some of the Chelsea players have to get with it sooner rather than later.”