Portugeezers perturbed at Big Phil dismissal
While right-back Jose Bosingwa, another of Big Phil's Portuguese summer signings, who joined for for £16.2 million from Porto, admitted all had not been well with the Brazilian's morale in recent weeks, but believed he should have been given more time to improve the Blues's' fortunes.
"During the last few weeks I noticed a difference in Scolari," he said. "He's been under more pressure and without the usual smile on his face on the training ground.
"It was a surprise to me but it's normal when the results are bad that the coach's reputation is damaged. It's just the same here as in any country with managers being sacked. I didn't think it was like this in England before I came."
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