Mourinho: I cannot change homegrown proposals

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said he can do nothing about the proposed home grown change FA chairman Greg Dyke wants to make in the Premier League, reports Sky Sports.

Dyke has been speaking about methods to encourage more English talent in the Premier League, and one of his proposals was to raise the number of ‘homegrown’ players in each seasonal squad from 8 to 12. He also wants the ruling of ‘homegrown’ to be altered so its no long a player having trained in England for three years before the age of 21, but before the age of 18 instead.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hinted that he’s not entirely pleased with the changes that Dyke wants to make, but the London club have a host of young English talent in the ranks that would all qualify, so the Portuguese coach is perhaps less opposed than many other managers in the Premier League.

Reports have suggested the Blues had 19 England youth players on international duty during the break, which is the most in the top flight. Mourinho, however, doesn’t believe it will work, but will do his job to the limitations imposed. He said: “I don’t think. I just work with the rules that are presented to me. I have no power, my opinion is not important. My opinion doesn’t change the decision. The decision power is not in my hands. I just have to work with it.”

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