Chelsea owner Abramovich enraged over senior players criticizing Villas-Boas

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2012, 16:21 PM IST

London: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly furious over seniors players criticizing manager Andre Villas-Boas’ tactics.

Left back Ashley Cole is expected to be the first victim of Abramovich’s ire, as he is seemingly on his way out from Stamford Bridge after openly clashing with Villas-Boas.

Cole reportedly told Villas-Boas that he is not going to win any trophy with his tactics and the club will be ready to listen to offers for him during the next transfer window.

A club insider from Chelsea has revealed that Russian billionaire Abramovich is tired of senior player’s bemoaning attitude.

“Andre Villas-Boas was Mr. Abramovich`s personal choice. In the past, the senior players have sometimes got their way over an unpopular manager. But this time Mr. Abramovich is fed up with their moaning,” The Sun quoted the club insider, as saying.

Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien were dumped from the first team against Napoli in the first round match of the Champions League after they criticized Villas-Boas.

ANI