William Gallas warns Chelsea squad is ‘too soft’ to work with Jose Mourinho again
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 07
Mourinho is available again if Chelsea were to make a change (Picture: Getty)

’s current squad is ‘not strong enough’ to work with were the former Blues boss to return to Stamford Bridge, William Gallas has warned.

is under mounting pressure in west

with home supporters heard chanting the name of former owner Roman Abramovich.

Chants of Mourinho’s name were also heard on Sunday afternoon. The Portuguese, who won three Premier League titles across two spells at Chelsea, is once again a free agent after

Gallas was part of the Blues squad that won back-to-back titles during his first stint, playing alongside formidable characters like John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

But the Frenchman fears the current Chelsea squad does not have any ‘warriors’, insisting the current crop are ‘too soft’ for Mourinho’s no-nonsense approach.

‘With Jose, you have to give him the right players, it’s that simple,’ Gallas told .

Mourinho left Roma last month (Picture: Getty)

‘You have to give him warriors and the right players who want to fight and who want to make sacrifices and aren’t scared to suffer. If Chelsea gave him these types of players, he would be a great choice.

‘I don’t know the players so well but I think some of the players aren’t strong enough to work with Mourinho.

‘You have to be strong not just for a few games but for the whole season. With Mourinho, you also have to fight for your place in training and I think some of Chelsea’s players are too soft.’

Chelsea are in action away to Aston Villa in their FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday night.

Another defeat will increase the pressure on Pochettino.

‘When you aren’t getting results, the blame always goes to the manager,’ Gallas continued.

‘It’s always the manager who is to blame and this is the risk of being a manager. If the club aren’t performing then they have to sack Pochettino.

‘Pochettino won trophies with PSG but in England, he hasn’t won anything. He was tasked with putting Chelsea back on track but he hasn’t done it. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with the connection between the manager and the players.’