Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton isn't surprised Chelsea player power had a say in Andre Villas-Boas' demise.

Reports of clashes with some of the club's established stars helped undermine Villa-Boas' position, a state of affairs that does not surprise Hughton.

"Player power is the wrong wording, (but) I can guarantee even the most experienced managers would have had phases where there was a bit of unrest in the changing room," he said.

"It's normal when results are going well that it's easier to keep people happy. When they are not, it's different. When you hear about unrest in the changing room it's when the team are not doing so well.

"You don't expect to have a happy changing room when things are not going so well. He won't have experienced anything different to any other manager at any time."