Following Chelsea’s back to back defeats against Liverpool and Wolves, Blues fans seem to have seen enough of manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
A senior writer for ESPN, Mark Ogden, has warned Chelsea fans who are clamouring for a third Jose Mourinho return.
See a brief excerpt from his write-up: “Mourinho is still the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history. He didn’t deliver the Champions League at Stamford Bridge, unlike Roberto Di Matteo and Thomas Tuchel, but he won seven major trophies including three Premier League titles in his two stints as manager (2004-07 and 2013-15.)
“The key players in his first great team at the club, including Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, provided the bedrock of successes under those who followed Mourinho in the manager’s office.
“But the problem with nostalgia is that you only remember the good times – the trophies, Chelsea’s formidable aura under Mourinho and his declaration that he was ‘a special one.’
“Mourinho also left in acrimonious circumstances after his two previous periods in charge turned sour, with his relationship with the squad damaged beyond repair by too many critical comments. That is generally how it plays out with Mourinho, whether it is with Chelsea or the many other clubs he has taken charge of. Aside from Inter Milan, which he left in 2010 after guiding the Italian side to the treble, the story of his past 20 years as a manager has been the same – early success followed by dressing room disharmony, negative football, clashes with his bosses over transfers and, ultimately, failure.”
He rounded up: “So for those Chelsea fans who now want Mourinho back for a third time as manager, the message is simple: Be careful what you wish for.”
Do you really believe Jose Mourinho deserves a third chance at Chelsea?