Legendary footballer Johan Cruyff claims Jose Mourinho will fail to reproduce his success at Chelsea, as he believes the Portuguese tactician's negative influence in the dressing room has hardened during his three-year stint at Real Madrid.
The 50-year-old, who led the Blues to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups between 2004-07, was appointed the west London outfit's manager for a second time on Monday, after he agreed on a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
However, Cruyff has predicted Mourinho's second spell with Chelsea would end without any major silverware, based on the manager's work at Madrid last season. The Portuguese failed to win a trophy last term and is understood to have had issues with some of the Meringues' top players, such as Iker Casillas and Pepe, the club's administration and the Spanish media.
"Mourinho will never win a prize again. I think that because of the way he acted in Madrid. He blamed everyone and everybody when something went wrong in Madrid. And he is playing games with people who are working there. Mourinho himself played an unbelievably negative part in his Madrid years," the Barcelona and Ajax legend stressed.
"First he moved out general manager Jorge Valdano and later he did the same with director of football Zinedine Zidane. And in the end he dropped Iker Casillas, the captain of the Spanish national team. This behaviour does not work in football, it only works in paralysing the dressing room. That's why it didn't work out in the end in Madrid and that's why I think Mourinho will not succeed any more," Cruyff pointed out.
However, Bayern Munich forward and Mourinho's former charge Arjen Robben feels the reappointment of the manager will help Chelsea to be successful at the domestic level once again.
"It's a big move for Chelsea with Jose coming back but I know it is one the fans will welcome. He had very successful years at Chelsea and he can have them again. The thing about Jose is that he will win at any cost; he doesn't care how, he just wants to win," the former Blues star said.
"I've not always been supportive of the style of football he plays, but he is a winner who has achieved great success. I am sure that with some big signings from the owner that Jose and Chelsea can rule England again," Robben added.