JAMIE CARRAGHER has BLASTED Chelsea fans for being hypocrites while criticising the club’s bullying approach throughout Roman Abramovich’s reign.
The pundit was defending himself after being criticised for suggesting Manchester United should try to poach Thomas Tuchel given the Blues’ troubling situation.
Jamie Carragher labelled Chelsea fans hypocrites after they reacted badly to his comments about Thomas Tuchel[/caption]
Carragher suggester Manchester United should try to nick Thomas Tuchel away from Chelsea[/caption]
Carragher revealed he had a few “heated discussions” with Chelsea fans outside Stamford Bridge following their win over Newcastle.
But he has stood by his initial statement, suggesting Chelsea have acted in exactly that manner for the previous 19 years.
Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “The reason why I think it is a little hypocritical of Chelsea supporters is that if teams, whether that’s Manchester United with the manager, or people thinking they can get Chelsea players by taking advantage of the situation they’re in – Chelsea have been doing it for 20 years.
“We can throw our money about and we can get who we want.
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“Well go and get Peter Kenyon (former United CEO). We’ll go to Liverpool and destabilise that club for two summers (trying to sign Steven Gerrard).
“We’ll get Ashley Cole, Invincible, won everything at Arsenal. We’ll get caught tapping up, doesn’t matter we’ll pay the fine.
“They win the youth cup every year Chelsea or they get in the final, not because they’ve got the best coaches or the best academy.
“(But) because they’ve gone and taken the best players from every club within the country and relocate the family and give the dad a scouting job.
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“So Chelsea football club have taken advantage of every other club in the last 20 years because of Roman Abramovich.”
Carragher also said it was natural that other clubs would be eyeing Tuchel and star players, with clubs already monitoring out-of-contract stars like Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.
But the former Liverpool man did tell any prospective Chelsea buyer to ensure they keep ahold of Tuchel.