Essien and Mourinho
New Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has told Ghana star Micahel Essien and his Blues team-mates he will not tolerate the club’s image being tarnished by race rows and off-field incidents like it was last term.
Last season when Mourinho was coaching Real Madrid, Chelsea’s image was battered senseless by one unsavoury incident after another.
If it has not been High Court racism cases involving skipper John Terry, it has been front page headlines surrounding his and other team-mates’ extra-marital affairs.
And if it has not been Terry being stripped of the England captaincy – TWICE – it has been fellow Three Lions ace Ashley Cole causing mayhem with an air rifle at the training ground or sending abusive tweets attacking the FA.
To the outsider it appears the team who cannot stop winning? silverware?every year are equally incapable of behaving in an acceptable manner.
Yet, listening to Mourinho, you sense that is set to change.
Whether or not you believe his pledg...