Jose: Carvalho staying put
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Mourinho will not let players manipulate an exit from Chelsea.Jose Mourinho will not let players manipulate an exit from the club by criticising him, insisting that Ricardo Carvalho could find himself in limbo despite his apology.
Carvalho gave an interview in which he questioned the decision to leave him out of the team, earning a stinging rebuke from Mourinho.
Although he has now published an official apology to his manager, it appears that he is far from forgiven for his indiscretion.
However, Mourinho has warned his squad that no amount of criticism will engineer a move away from Chelsea.
"There is no chance of [Carvalho] leaving - especially after the interview," insisted the Portuguese tactician.
"He has no chance of leaving because I cannot let a player go or sell a player when they give this kind of interview.
"It is easy for other players to think 'I want to leave, I'll give an interview against the manager'. So now, for sure, he stays here.
"No chance to leave and no offer can take him from Chelsea and he will have plenty of time to understand me.
"He wants to play and he is still a very important player for me.
"I saw the players together on Thursday for the first time since the Wigan game. I spent my meeting with them speaking about the arrival of Michael Essien and the beautiful interview of Ricardo Carvalho.
"I gave him no chance to speak. He wanted to but I gave him no chance. It was my meeting. I speak only and to the people I want.
"I didn't want him to speak. I think he spoke with the players on Friday morning but in my meeting, no.
"I don't have to speak with him again. I don't need to be in love with my players. I just need to have a correct relationship between a manager and a player.
"Everything is clear. He will not play on Sunday, it will be John Terry and William Gallas in defence against Arsenal.
"I will have to think whether he will be in the squad."