Hiddink didn’t like me – Ramires

6 Apr

Ramires has claimed he was forced to leave Chelsea in January after being frozen out by interim boss Guus Hiddink.

Chelsea: Hiddink didn't like me - RamiresChelsea: Hiddink didn't like me - Ramires

The Brazilian had spent six years at Stamford Bridge before making a surprise £25million switch to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning in the winter window.

Ramires admits he was very reluctant to end his association with Chelsea, but felt he had no choice as he was no longer in the plans of Hiddink, who took over from Jose Mourinho.

“One of the big reasons I left Chelsea was the arrival of the new coach [Hiddink],” Ramires told The Sun. “It wasnÂ’t just because I had a good relationship with Jose [Mourinho].

“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 didnÂ’t like me as a player or my way and decided very rashly that he wasnÂ’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. Hiddink’s arrival really complicated things for me and I just don’t know why, but I guess that’s football.”


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