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Reports: Dressing Room Starting To Betray Mourinho

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly facing a mutiny in the Blues' dressing room, with several players growing unhappy with him – one of them apparently even giving the boss a crude nickname.

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Standard Sport claimed that a "significant section" of club's first team squad is not happy with the way the Portuguese tactician has criticised individual players.

According to the report, one of the senior players even gave Mourinho a "derogatory one-word nickname", which is now used in secret by some of Chelsea's unhappy players.

Mourinho recently received public backing from the club's bosses, even though the dressing seems split over the outspoken 52-year-old.

Interviews with squad members like Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and Kurt Zouma were reportedly set up because these players were willing to publicly support Mourinho.

The report also stated that the coach had previously complained about "rats" in the club's setup – something he did during his time with Real Madrid too.

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Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar were reportedly among the players Mourinho has criticised in front of their teammates, with Matic also being on the end of public criticism by the boss.

New signing Papy Djilobodji was also named as one of the unhappy squad members after appearing for only one minute in a League Cup this season.

Do you think Mourinho is close to losing his dressing room? Have your say in the comments section below.

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