Alex delighted following Chelsea exit

Brazilian defender Alex has revealed his joy at leaving Chelsea for French club PSG, and claimed manager Andre Villas-Boas made him feel unfavoured, reports Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old signed for Chelsea in 2004, making 87 appearances for the London club. However, the bulk of these appearances came between 2007 and 2010, and since then he has struggled to hold down a starting berth. The move to PSG, for a fee of £4.2 million, reunites him with former manager Carlo Ancelotti, and on its completion Alex revealed he had harboured a desire to leave Chelsea for some time.

“I spent the last two months watching, and wanting to leave Chelsea, and finally we had a conversation and everything went very well between myself and PSG,” he said. On Villas-Boas, he added, “Every coach has their preference about players they like. The coach Villas-Boas didn’t like my way of playing football. I stayed on the bench for a lot of games, and I preferred to go to another club.”

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