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Given both Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri have lost there jobs less than twelve months after winning the title is player powerful becoming more important than ever? Or is it just an excuse for underperforming Managers failing at there job?

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It's probably a little of both tbh.

If the players go sour on a manager, it's much cheaper to replace the manager than whole team. But should players be going sour on a man who led them to success less than twelve months ago? Probably not... but most football players are dumb cunts who are paid too much, so they've probably got massive egos.

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I think player power has been as strong at Chelsea now than it ever has been, how many managers got the sack there off of the back of an unhappy Terry/Cole/Lampard/Drogba? Or seemed to anyway.

I think Ranieri was out of his depth after expectations rising so much, he gave too much to the team that won the league which was commendable but really should have upgraded on a lot of them.

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I think player power is dead at Chelsea. Mourinho is a bit of a dickhead that talks a lot; so I can see why players would get fed up with him. Besides, the club was in the dire straights playing the worst football they've ever played.

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Mourinho brought a toxic aura. Like Spike said, the players got fed up. 

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7 hours ago, Spike said:

I think player power is dead at Chelsea. Mourinho is a bit of a dickhead that talks a lot; so I can see why players would get fed up with him. Besides, the club was in the dire straights playing the worst football they've ever played.

Agree with this too. There should never be a general acceptance for ''player power'' so to speak but you can understand why someone would get fed up playing under Mourinho. His constant comments in the press to throw his players under the bus can only last for so long before those said players get the hump and under-perform. The season after his title win was a car crash from start to finish and it's little surprise that he was removed from his post. 

As the Leicester fans have pointed out in regards to Ranieri he relied heavily on Shakespeare (his assistant) and Walsh (his recruitment). Losing one of them and having a frosty relationship with the other was always going to end in tears and it's little surprise that he found himself in the mess that he did. Emotions aside it was the correct decision to remove him from his post as they were looking like a carbon copy of Swansea under Bob Bradley with their Premier League existence running thin. 

Dress it up how you want but both managers can have no complaints about being dismissed.

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The situation is worsened by the transfer window restricting a managers ability to manage their squad throughout the season and how players have an asset value but managers are worth nothing

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