Jose Mourinho denies reports of player revolt at Chelsea

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Captain John Terry describes stories as ridiculous

Jose Mourinho denies reports of player revolt at Chelsea

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COBHAM, NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 3, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING:

“Look, I think it’s a very sad accusation because you are accusing a player or more than one player, I don’t know what you report, you are accusing them of dishonesty. If I accuse you to be dishonest, a dishonest journalist I think you would be very upset and probably you’d take legal action so I think it’s a question for the players, not for me.”

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3. REPORTER, ASKING: “How long do you think you have?”

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING:

“Four years. In this case three years and seven months. Something like that.”

4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA CAPTAIN JOHN TERRY SAYING:

“It’s going to take a dressing room that stays together and sticks together. I think what we’ve seen the last kind of two or three days, for me, ridiculous stories with what’s happening within the club, within the dressing room. I can assure you now that the players are 100 percent, 100 percent behind the manager. “

STORY: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rejected suggestions there was a player revolt against him and dismissed reports that one player would rather lose than play for him as “dishonest.”

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas earlier denied reports that he had fallen out with Mourinho and was behind plans to unseat the manager.

Fabregas accused “certain individuals from outside” of trying to destabilise the club and refuted reports that he is leading an alleged dressing-room revolt.

“It’s a very sad accusation because you are accusing players, or one player, of dishonesty,” Mourinho told reporters on Tuesday (November 3) before the Champions League Group G match against Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge.

“If I accuse you of being a dishonest journalist, I think you would be very upset and probably you would take legal action. It is a question for the players not for me.”

Mourinho said the players were united in their efforts to improve results which have left the Premier League champions 15th in the table with three wins from their opening 11 matches.

Mourinho refused to talk about his future or whether he had talked to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Asked how long he thought he had at the club, Mourinho indicated he expected to see out his new contract: “Four years. In this case three years and seven months. Something like that.”

Chelsea captain John Terry also had a meeting with reporters on Tuesday and said the reports were ridiculous and that all of the players were behind the manager.

“It’s going to take a dressing room that stays together and sticks together. I think what we’ve seen the last kind of two or three days, for me, ridiculous stories with what’s happening within the club, within the dressing room,” Terry said. “I can assure you now that the players are 100 percent, 100 percent behind the manager.

Chelsea, third in Champions League Group G with four points from three games, play Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday (November 4).

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