Ex-Chelsea stars slam former manager in shocking interview

A pair of former Chelsea players have slammed an ex-Blues boss in a recent interview.

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Former Chelsea players Florent Malouda and John Obi Mikel have had some harsh words for Avram Grant in a recent interview - with the former saying he 'wasn't a manager'.

Mikel and Malouda blasted Grant, but were both able to compliment him for guiding Chelsea to a Champions League final in 2008, despite shedding some unfavourable light on his abilities as a coach and his approach towards football management.

Grant managed Chelsea between the years of 2007 and 2008. During this time, he accumulated a win percentage of 66.67% - however, in May of 2008, he was sacked and replaced by Felipe Scolari.

What did Florent Malouda and John Obi Mikel say about Avram Grant?

When asked about his views on Avram Grant, Mikel said: "For me, he [Avram Grant] just wasn't a manager. He wasn't a manager because he [had] no clue of what he was doing. He absolutely had no clue.

"He [had] someone who does the training and someone who does the training - and all he does is come in and tell us stories about Michael Jordan and a fire that is burning somewhere. But it worked for him, he got us to a Champions League final."

Meanwhile, Malouda said: "Yeah, I agree with you. I remember in training when he tried to lead the session, he realised he did not have that skill so he had to find a guy who had that skill

"But, I would say when you look at the results, we reached the Champions League final. At the time, he knew [his limitations] and he knew what he needed to help him, because management is not easy - even if you are experienced, it is very, very hard. So, I think he did well, because he was not experienced but he still did the job."