Jose Mourinho has said everyone at Chelsea needs to accept a share of the blame for last season’s collapse as he prepares to return to Stamford Bridge with Manchester United.
The Portuguese tactician was sacked by the Blues last December as his side seemed to implode just months after winning the 2014/15 Premier League title.
Defeat to Leicester City in his final game in charge of Chelsea left Mourinho’s side just above the relegation zone, and they could only rise to a 10th place finish after replacing him with interim manager Guus Hiddink.
Still, Mourinho has been eager not to point the finger at any individual, saying everyone was at fault for a poor effort at retaining their title.
Speaking to Gary Lineker on Football Focus, he said: ‘You know, I think we were all guilty of our phenomenal season with the league and league cup (victories).
‘We were all guilty of our second season.’