Chelsea captain John Terry has said he was shocked by the sudden departure of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari but in doing so, seemed to suggest that the Brazilian didn’t have the backing of all of his team mates.
Having taken just 8 points from their last 6 Premier League games, Scolari was dismissed on Monday with Russia boss Guus Hiddink in line to take over on a short term contract until the end of the season.
Speaking ahead of England’s friendly away to Spain, Terry said:
He had my full support. I’m sure two or three of the other players would say the same.
I was shocked by what’s happened. I have sympathy for Scolari. He’s a great man but we weren’t playing well and that unfortunately falls on his head.
Maybe it should have fallen more on us the players.
At end of the day it’s all about results, and unfortunately for Scolari they didn’t come.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have confirmed that they’ve reached an agreement with their former coach and his backroom staff on a compensation package with some reports suggesting the Scolari could be in line for a massive £7.5 million pay out.