Ex-Chelsea star on when Jose Mourinho left Didier Drogba ‘inconsolable’

first_img 2 Didier Drogba was particularly cut up about Mourinho’s departure, according to Sidwell “I looked around that dressing room and there were tears coming from the players’ eyes.“I’m talking Didier Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, you name it. There was not a dry eye in that room.“Drogba was inconsolable.“He went round and he embraced every player one by one.“I was only there for four or five months at the time and I remember thinking, wow, this is powerful.” Chelsea legends Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard were reduced to tears when Jose Mourinho departed as manager of the club in 2007, talkSPORT has been told.Steve Sidwell was in the Sports Breakfast co-host chair on Friday and told an amazing story about ‘The Special One’ confirming to his players he was on his way out of Stamford Bridge. Amid reports of an apparently fractured dressing room at Manchester United, the former Blue has revealed just how much Mourinho can be loved by his players.The manager’s relationships with the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw in particular have come into focus in recent months, but it appears there were no signs of bitterness during his initial spell at Stamford Bridge.Mourinho led Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups in three years in charge, but unexpectedly left in September 2007 after an apparent falling out with owner Roman Abramovich.And, as Sidwell – who had only joined the Blues that summer – explains, there was not a dry eye in the room when he told his players of his exit.“Jose came down to the dressing room to say his goodbyes and gave a speech about how proud he was and the relationships he built with the players,” the ex-midfielder said. 😢 “There wasn’t a dry eye in the changing room… 😭 …Drogba was inconsolable!”🔵 @SJSidwell was at Chelsea when José Mourinho first left Stamford Bridge in 2007.❤️ This story shows just how much Mourinho can be loved by his players… pic.twitter.com/cDKT8svNHe— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 21, 2018 2last_img