Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Jose Mourinho lost his job at the club because he trusted the players too much.
The controversial Portuguese was dismissed at Stamford Bridge in December with Chelsea mired in the drop zone of the Premier League less than a year after being crowned English champions.
Fabregas was alleged to be among a group of players sabotaging the ‘Special One’ at the time, resulting in jeers from the stands, but the former Barca midfielder insists he remains on good terms with Mou, claiming that the blame should go to the players who took advantage of his trust.
“I have huge respect for him – we still keep in touch right now,” Fabregas said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“The biggest problem was he trusted us too much, gave us more holiday because we were champions and we let him down.
“That was the main reason he had to go – and for that myself and the team feel bad for it.”
Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal, also revealed he’d prefer surprise leaders Leicester to win the title instead of second placed Tottenham, who are bitter rivals with his old friends at the Emirates Stadium.
“For what they’ve done through the season I’d love Leicester to win the Premier League.”
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