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Wilkins opens up over Chelsea sacking

Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has spoken candidly for the first time about his sacking from the London club last month.

And the 54-year-old has refuted speculation a boardroom bust-up with the club’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich was to blame for his dismissal.

Wilkins conceded he had exchanged some heated words with Abramovich after Chelsea’s 3-1 aggregate loss to Inter Milan at the Round of 16 stage of last season’s Champions League, but said he did not consider the exchange a falling out.

“I don’t think I fell out with him at all,” Wilkins told Sky Sports. “I think if that was the case, then I would have been removed from my position immediately.”

“There wasn’t so much a row, there was a discussion.”

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