"I still don't know why we changed manager after just a month of competition. There was nothing alarming.
"If the will to sack him existed, then why not do it pre-season?
"If you trust a guy to start the season, then apart from a total catastrophe he has to get until December at least.
"But apparently Abramovich changed his philosophy.
"We players are only employees and it was out of our hands.
"I took the whole thing badly and perhaps I put too much sentiment in my relationship with the coach."