Villa's Sidwell: Mourinho great for Chelsea

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell says he enjoyed working for Jose Mourinho when he was at Chelsea.

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell says he enjoyed working for Jose Mourinho when he was at Chelsea.

Sidwell was signed by the former Blues manager on a Bosman from Reading and told The Times: “He had instant respect. You could laugh and joke with him, but when it was time to work, everyone knew where to draw the line.

“It was a tough decision for me to leave, but I wanted regular football. You can play 50 Premier League games and retire a millionaire, but I wanted that feeling of driving home aching, flushed with the adrenalin of having scored or won, or the disappointment of losing.”

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