Ramires Reveals Why He Left Chelsea – Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has revealed manager Guus Hiddink was the reason he quit the team.
Ramires, who left last season’s champions in January for Chinese Super League (CSL) club Jiangsu Suning, said Hiddink didn’t even give him a chance to prove himself.
“One of the big reasons I left Chelsea was the arrival of the new coach,” Ramires told The Sun. “It wasn’t just because I had a good relationship with Jose. But when he was in charge, I knew there was a chance of playing and that the fight for a place in the team was always open.
“Yet when Hiddink arrived, he took me out of the side for no reason. I couldn’t understand why because I had played well and fought hard for a team that was having difficulties.
“He didn’t like me as a player or my way and decided very rashly that he wasn’t going to give me an opportunity to fight for a place in his team.
“Even when I played the full 90 minutes against Scunthorpe, the next match in the Premier League I was not involved. I just sat on the bench the entire game and after that I wasn’t even a sub.
“I was a long time out of matches there and I wanted to join in and help a team that was not in a great moment. And it was not easy to watch from the bench and see the team not performing well. Hiddink’s arrival really complicated things for me and I just don’t know why… but I guess that’s football.”