FORMER Chelsea ace Wayne Bridge has revealed Jose Mourinho threw his team a wild pre-season bash with Snoop Dogg as the guest on honour.
Wayne, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2009, said that while The Special One’s fearsome reputation is warranted, being at the club wasn’t all work and no play.
Wayne Bridge has opened up about wild Chelsea parties thrown by Jose Mourinho with Snoop Dogg in attendance. Credit: Getty Images – Getty
He said of the champion coach: ‘He was good for the lads.
‘There were times we’ve had pre-seasons in America, and he’s thrown a party.
Wayne said that partying with the iconic rapper was ‘good for the lads’ at Chelsea. Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Wayne played at Chelsea under Mourinho’s leadership from 2003 until 2009. Credit: PA:Press Association
‘And when I say thrown a party, I mean Snoop Dogg’s there; everyone’s there.
‘But you see how he treats some players and I think it’s a bit harsh sometimes.’
Wayne admitted that The Special One was guilty of being ‘a bit harsh’ with players. Credit: PA:Press Association
Jose, 58, left Chelsea in 2015, one year after Wayne retired, and struggled to recreate his success at subsequent clubs Man United and Tottenham.
Speaking to Archie Curzon on his Rig Biz podcast, Wayne, 40, said: ‘He’s a great coach but where he’s had a bit of a tough time at United and Tottenham, sometimes he looks like a spoilt is throwing his teddies out of the pram.
‘I don’t think he deals with it that well sometimes. But it’s funny to watch, I love seeing that.’
In December, Wayne defended his former team-mate Frank Lampard’s performance as Chelsea manager – just one month before he was dismissed.
He said: ‘To be honest a lot of people are probably a little bit jealous of him getting the job so early. People wanted to write him off straight away, maybe because he was such a good player.’