Luiz Felipe Scolari(credit: Ryu Voelkel
Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he had a poor relationship with some players during his brief reign.
Much was expected of World Cup-winning coach Scolari when he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2008, but the Brazilian lasted just seven months in charge before bing sacked.
And while the 62-year-old insists his spell in charge was not sabotaged by some members of the squad, he has admitted to having trouble controlling the dressing room.
He told TB Arena Sport TV: “I didn't leave Chelsea because of sabotage from the players, but it is true that it was difficult to control the dressing room.
“In the dressing room at Chelsea, there were many big stars and good players but their behaviour was very different.”
And Scolari continued: “(Didier) Drogba believed he was the star in the squad and I did have conflicts with him.
“He wanted to go to a hospital in Paris because of an injury, but I said no.
“That was my first problem because (Nicolas) Anelka did well in his absence and scored many goals.
“When Drogba came back he wanted to go straight back into the team but I said no.”