November 10, 2015
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The curious case of Chelsea and the special (distressed) one

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It is no surprise that among the top ten managers in club football, without Portuguese Jose Mourinho, that list would definitely be incomplete. The Special one as he likes to be called has proved in all the clubs he has managed that he is among the best and rightly deserves to be called one of the greats of the game. Winning two UEFA Champions League trophies with two different clubs (FC Porto and Inter Milan) is a feat that not many of the world’s best managers can boast of.
But a true football fan who has been watching Mourinho from his time at FC Porto will know that he is what you would call an “impact manager”. He comes into a club, proves his worth in two seasons and then leaves. His success in his first four seasons at Chelsea was due to the fact that he was given full permission to build his team from scratch, making key signings that made Chelsea FC suddenly become one of the best teams in Europe, till Abramovich started “signing” players for him like former third best player in the world Andrey Shevchenko, German machine Michael Ballack, etc.

Dejected looks that’s fast becoming a regular occurrence at every Chelsea game

He lost it at Chelsea and left to Inter Milan, winning the UCL in his second season and then leaving again to Real Madrid where he already had the world’s best team waiting for him. But with his defensive style of play, it was no surprise that an attack-minded team such as Madrid wouldn’t be a good fit for him as he won just one trophy in his three-year spell there.

Cesc Fabregas cut a frustrated figure during one of the seven defeats suffered by the blues

Now back in Chelsea, the happy one told fans to be patient with him as he ended his first season back with the blues without lifting a silverware, his second season sparked great celebrations as the fans who patiently waited were rewarded with a league and Capital One cup double. Fans everywhere already expected the next season to be nothing but a walk in the park for Chelsea, with Manchester City being the only team that would probably give them a tough time. Instead, fans have had to watch in dismay as their club suffer untold defeat with seven Premier league losses in twelve matches and now sitting in 16th place on the log. Added to that is a club manager who has been continually penalised for his behaviour on the pitch.
So I wonder, is Jose out of steam, ideas or has he already made the impact he feels he has to make? It is probably time for him to jump ship again and move on to another club. Abramovich is not the type to patiently wait for the Special turned distressed one to run the club he has spent so much money on to the ground.
But “If they sack me, they sack the best manager this club has had,” Mourinho told Sky Sports early October 2015 after a defeat to Southampton. All I can say is, the drama continues!


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