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Jose Mourinho has accused Chelski supporters of being too 'soft' to realise the club's ambition of being a 'great club'.


In a remarkable stereotyping of the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho depicted Chelski supporters as 'foreign' and 'cosmopolitan'. According to Mourinho, ousted as the club's managers just two days after 24,973 spectators attended September's Champions League tie against Rosenborg, their background means they are not inclined to sing or shout at matches.


"Most of the black community are fans of Arsenal, the Jewish community support Tottenham, in the most disadvantaged area of London they're fans of West Ham, and Fulham are a small club but with a strong nucleus of fans," The Sun quotes Mourinho writing in a new book.


"And then comes Chelsea, a cosmopolitan club, with fans famous around the world, like Bryan Adams, Claudia Schiffer and Chelsea, the daughter of former president Clinton.


"And there's a common denominator among them all - they're foreigners, which fits in with the general profile of the fan of the club. Whoever is a foreigner and leads a life above the means of the average citizen is a fan of Chelsea because Chelsea have the most expensive tickets, the most expensive meals, their social life around the game is more important than that of other clubs.

"It's the soft sort of fan who doesn't get behind the team a lot, who don't organise themselves into fan groups, with the cheering on that is characteristic of the image of English football.


"They create a different atmosphere because a lot of our fans also go to the opera, the theatre, other types of shows that don't lend themselves to lots of shouting. That's the Chelsea fan.


"That's why Chelsea have some difficulty in asserting themselves as a great club of English football."




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