Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has criticized Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for axing Brazilian coach Phil Scolari.
They have played into our hands and the title race now is going to be between ourselves and Liverpool. I was shocked that Chelsea should part so soon with a manager of such great experience and proven success as Scolari, The Sun quoted Ferguson,as saying.
Their haste is a reflection of the sad way the game is going,with everyone from owners,the board members,the supporters and the media demanding instant success and showing no patience in the pursuit of their ambition. Id have thought it self-evident that winning prizes comes with stability and long-term planning, he added.
Chelsea have called in a very experienced manager in Guus Hiddink and I am sure hell make an impact. At the same time,he has to start from scratch,perhaps putting together his own staff and gathering round him players of his choice which may take some time, Ferguson said.