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Former Blues manager is not surprised by the Portuguese's sacking so soon into his reign at Stamford Bridge believing he didn't replace players that needed ousting from the team

Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari claims it will be "hell" for whoever succeeds Andre Villas-Boas as manager of the Blues.

Scolari, now manager of Brazilian side Palmeiras, is not surprised the Portuguese was sacked so soon into his reign at Stamford Bridge because he thinks Chelsea are different to other English clubs.

The former World Cup winner also feels the 34-year-old failed to adequately replace players that needed ousting from the team even during his time with the club but is confident Villas-Boas will go on to succeed elsewhere.

Scolari told reporters: "England has clubs like Arsenal, where Arsene Wenger has been for several years, yet has won only two or three championships.

"But Chelsea's culture is very different, but this move is strange - although it's not so strange to me because of what I went through there.

"Some things are known, like the relations with the chairman, who has the relationship with some players before the coach.

"Villas-Boas was a champion and he will continue to be. He needed to replace at least seven or eight players, even since I was there, but he failed.

"It will be hell for whoever succeeds him."

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