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Rob Green Reveals Mad Tirade He Directed At Maurizio Sarri Last Season

Rob Green Reveals Mad Tirade He Directed At Maurizio Sarri Last Season

Looking back at last season, the strangest that happened may have been after the Europa League final. The 39-year old signed for the club on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, and didn't play one minute for the club.

However, with the former England number one set to retire after the game, his teammates gave him the best possible send-off.

Green has been enjoying his retirement, keeping busy with his various hobbies, such as collecting art. He certainly seems to be one of the more interesting characters in the game.

In a very revealing exclusive interview with The Athletic, Green explained his love for art, something that was rarely shared in the dressing room. He also revealed that he called out Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri for his style of management last season, believing he could not be punished as he didn't play anyway.

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I told him, "You have no plan B. You're a transactional kind of manager. The players in the group are not the kind to speak to you like this — they care very much but are scared to say something to you, like I am. I don't care because what are you going to do — drop me?"'

'I spoke for 15 minutes. A lot of players said afterwards that they enjoyed me saying that: "You said what I wanted to say but I couldn't say it". Obviously, if they had, it could have affected their place in the team or their future at the club...

'Training was very regimented. I remember Olivier Giroud and I sat down and figured out how many times we'd done exactly the same session. We worked out that over a course of the season, there were only 18 days where we hadn't done the same thing.

The former West Ham man goes on to describe the questionable buildup to England's disastrous 2010 World Cup, one which saw him headlines for a howler against the USA, as well as the bizarre arrival of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano at West Ham.

You can read the interview in full here.

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