Mourinho's half-time rant revealed

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The Chelsea boss reportedly slammed members of his team at half-time in their 0-0 draw with Norwich City

After being dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, Chelsea's remaining hopes of winning a trophy this season were also ended after a 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.

Chelsea had needed to win their two remaining fixtures and hope that Liverpool and Manchester City slipped-up in their remaining games if they were to end up victorious in the Premier League, but this stalemate has all but ended their title hopes.

And it was all too much for the Chelsea manager to take. According to The Daily Mail, the Portuguese boss slammed some of his players at half-time after their disappointing performance in the final home fixture of the season.

He reportedly told Nemanja Matic that he is unconvinced that he should have signed him from Benfica in January and said to Mohamed Salah that he needs to come back from the summer break ‘ready to be a footballer’.

It all means that Chelsea’s campaign, which has promised much but ultimately not returned a trophy, has ended in far from ideal circumstances.

There are rumours that Mourinho is set to bring in new players to his squad over the summer and it would appear, after his rant, that he isn’t satisfied with some of the players available to him.

Already touted to be joining in the summer are the Atletico Madrid pair of Diego Costa and Felipe Luis, whilst there are major doubts about some of the more experienced campaigners at the club.

Ashley Cole was moved to tears at the players did their lap of honour at the end of the match, adding further credence to the rumours that the club may not offer him a new contract in the summer, when his current deal expires.

Whatever happens, it is eminently clear that Mourinho, who declared himself 'The Happy One' when he re-signed for Chelsea last year, is far from that at the moment.

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