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Stamford Bridge is falling down, no Mourinho

Chelsea defender unhappy at being a reserve​,19528,11661_3430134,00.html

Tal Ben Haim says he knew 'nothing good' would happen at Chelsea after Avram Grant was appointed as manager.

Grant replaced Jose Mourinho as boss in September and has seen his tenure come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

Chelsea lost to Tottenham in the Carling Cup final, were dumped out of the FA Cup by Barnsley and face an uphill battle to overhaul Manchester United in the Premier League title race.

Reports have previously claimed that Grant is at odds with some members of his squad and Ben Haim is critical of his fellow Israeli's decision to leave him on the periphery.

Ben Haim has not made a first-team appearance for two months and has started just 10 League matches since joining from Bolton Wanderers last summer.

The defender admits that he would not have chosen to move to Stamford Bridge, if he had he known Mourinho would be replaced by Grant.

Not a reserve

"Jose Mourinho is the reason I came to Chelsea and if I knew Avram Grant was going to be the coach then I would have signed for another club," Ben Haim told The Sun.

"It was Jose who brought me here and no one except he and I know the conversation we had when he tried to sign me the first time a year ago last January.

"The fact is while Jose was the coach I played most of the games and people who know me know that I would not have come here to be a reserve.

"I knew that nothing good would come with Grant as Chelsea coach."
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