Jose Mourinho has denied "humiliating" Nemanja Matic by substituting him 27 minutes after he was brought off the bench in Chelsea's 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton.
Matic was brought on as a half-time replacement for Ramires, who had been booked shortly before Saints midfielder Steven Davis made it 1-1 in the 43rd minute.
However, Matic's introduction did not have the desired effect and he was taken off after Graziano Pelle had made it 3-1 to the visitors.
There were boos around Stamford Bridge...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows he cannot go on in the job forever, but said when he decides to retire it will be "instinctive and impulsive."
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has vowed to finally retire in 2017 at the end of his contract to uphold a long-standing promise to his wife.
It is a transition originally planned to have been made more than a decade ago by the 63-year-old Dutchman, who has delivered league titles at Barcelona and Bayern Munich as well as Ajax, where he also won...
LONDON -- Jose Mourinho has lost control of Chelsea. Their slide has him cornered, forced to defend himself and even answer questions about his own future as manager.
In losing 3-1 to Southampton, Chelsea were unrecognisable from last season's Premier League title winners. The faces are the same, but this has become a team skirting a relegation place rather than sitting comfortably at the top of the table, as they were this time last year. And Mourinho himself has lost control of his own message.