Wilkins: Blues boot so unfair

Published Nov. 20, 2010 9:58 a.m. ET

Ray Wilkins claims he was the victim of an "undoubtedly unfair dismissal" from Chelsea and is taking legal advice from the LMA.

He has since been replaced by Michael Emenalo, the club's former opposition scout, but manager Carlo Ancelotti raised doubts about his role on Friday when he said the Nigerian would not actually be involved in coaching the first team.

The questions over what happened behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge will now only intensify as Wilkins spoke for the first time since his departure from the club.

"I am very disappointed that the board decided that I had no further contribution to make at Chelsea Football Club which has played such a huge part in my life," said Wilkins in the statement released by the League Managers Association.

"Since rejoining the club, I am extremely proud to have assisted in Chelsea's recent successes. I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the staff, players and the supporters and I now wish them all the very best for the future.

"The LMA's legal advisors are assisting me in obtaining answers to a number of questions arising from my undoubtedly unfair dismissal, and all efforts are being made to reach an amicable solution. I therefore will be making no further comment at this stage."