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Why Mourinho & Chelsea are a match made in heaven

Why Mourinho & Chelsea are a match made in heaven

Regarding recent comments on my prediction on Mourinho`s return.

I was shocked that there are those who don`t` want him back. Principal reasons were as follows -

1. He does not develop youth.

2. He spends too much money

3. He will make us the enemy of football again

4. The style of play wont be good.

5. He wants complete authority.

6. Pep is better.

1. He does not develop youth - not entirely true, the man has shown a tendency to play young players like Callejon, Balotelli, and others. Can`t blame him as when he came into Chelsea his predecessor got fired for finishing second. The owner gave him a blank cheque saying - I want trophies. What do you expect him to do? The next job will be a long one as the man is getting older and wants to settle down in England. Plus he has Sir Alex's record to break. Rather he does that here than there. And no I highly doubt hell ever manage national teams, even his own country ever. He is just saying all that for his countrymen`s satisfaction.

2. Spends too much money - He spends money that is made available. With FFP coming in I don`t see how he can continue spending big. He`ll require people like Emenalo to get him the best deals. It won`t be for him anymore like it was in the first stint. He loves the Champions League too much to overspend and get kicked out.

3. Will make us the enemy of football - we ARE the enemy of footballing bigwigs. Platini hates us. UEFA hates us. The FA hates us. The media hates us. We will always be hated till a whole new generation grows up watching 'the great chelsea dominance'. Till every kid in the world says 'Chelsea' when asked his favourite team even though he doesn`t watch football. I`d rather win than be loved like Arsenal. We are champions not princesses. SAF earns United 10-20 pts every season pressurizing the refs, the FA, the media into helping his team. the next time Howard Webb unfairly sends off our players, I want to see a man who can stand up and pile pressure on the enemy till refs fear giving decisions against us like they so against Man Utd. Hell, we are no Arsenal. So much for wanting to be liked! What are we? Wannabe prom-queens?

4. Style of play wont be good - stuff Barca. Stuff tiki taka. I want to see a mentally strong Chelsea that makes the Bridge a fortress, not spoil my weekends by losing to crap teams like QPR. And use its super creative players to win 3-0 or there about week in and week out. I want to see the Mancs scared of us. Fear us, fear the blues. Matches won in press conferences even before the ball is kicked. I want clean sheets and two goal margins in wins.

5. Authority issues - I`d rather have a Mourinho rather than Roman making the big calls and Emenalo and Mourinho can co-exist. Mourinho is a football director plus coach with the work he puts in... Emenalo makes the scouting analysis and tables it. The youth team has a separate set up, when players come off age, loan them to big clubs. Let them prove their worth (Lukaku and De Bruyne and Josh McEachran are doing that as we speak) and walk into the first team. He cant buy solutions with FFP so this could actually work. In a way half of his bad habits are gone thanks to FFP. Roman gets the titles and bragging rights

6. Pep is better - how old are you? 4? (I`m not even going to waste my time on this) the Frank Lampard`s and John Terry`s were always good players. So were your Drogba`s and Joe Coles. It took a Mourinho to become world class. We have now got a new generation of players who can be WORLD CLASS. Look at Oscar, Moses, Hazard, Mata, Ramires, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Mikel (still 25), Romeu, Courtois, Luiz. Three yrs from now they will be one of two things -

a) Prima-donnas who have won squat but are beautiful and silky players (but no winning grit) leaving us (a wanna be loved and won squat) to join big clubs (clubs who win trophies) or they can be The Second Roman Army.

I`ll leave you with a thought. Since Mourinho left we`ve won trophies alright. Apart from the miracle champions of Euro thingy we have won The Barclays Premier League once in six years. That`s not a big club statistic. We need to be winning it every year, every alternate year minimum. At least be close to it. We are third best now. Third best is not 'Chelsea quality'. Stop making excuses. It`s time for Roman and Mourinho to swallow their prides and do what`s best for them and the club!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday January 14 2013
Time: 4:42PM


easier said then done saber! One of the two would have to release total control over squad/ setup decisions and i don't see Roman doing that, even though i'd love for this to happen! JM knows he won't be as loved anywhere else as when he was at CFC!
14/01/2013 16:57:00
Bring him home
14/01/2013 17:01:00
i agree with most of your points Saber...I sincerely hope that Roman Abramovich will swallow his pride on this one...if he does i think the chelsea fans will love him least i will :)) Having said that, i struggle to see how the Emenalo / Mourinho combo can work (this is the only one of your points i dont quite agree to)
14/01/2013 17:13:00
LoL what heaven would that be?? Talk about delusion
14/01/2013 17:19:00
The same Mourinho who would risk losing just to get sacked thus avoiding compensation?? Would you ever understand benching Cech for Turnbull??
14/01/2013 17:21:00
Why am I even wasting my time...* crazy of me to even read and respond to an article by a peron with a reputation for........*smh
14/01/2013 17:23:00
Don't want Moanrinho back.By the time he left the football was dire,with the full backs never crossing the halfway line.The success he had was gained with an unbelievable squad.Cech,Terry,Carvalho,Lampard,Ballack,Essien, Robben,Duff and Drogba all in their prime.He kept bringing the club into disrepute and had to go.
14/01/2013 17:33:00
@mq, shut up n stop typing rubbish....he's a man wif opinions so kip quiet.....@mq, u're always lyk dis.......MAD!!!!!!!
14/01/2013 17:36:00
@mq, shut up n stop typing rubbish....he's a man wif opinions so kip quiet.....@mq, u're always lyk dis.......MAD!!!!!!!
14/01/2013 17:36:00
wow we fans are so fickle...I remember when Jose left, the majoriity of us fell out of love with the club temporarily...and he did put the squad together, didnt he? Looking objectively, so he has had a poor season by his standards ( he is 3rd in the league still) but he won La Liga with a strong Barcelona last year. No other Coach (Bar None) would have achieved chelsea (and as saber correctly points out)...One premier league title in 6 tells you the story...It was two in two under the Special one....Come back home Jose :)
14/01/2013 17:44:00
Does anyone seriously think Jose is a fool? Because only a fool, a complete idiot in fact, fails to learn from his mistakes. I'm not suggesting Jose will never again make a mistake, nor even that he won't occasionally repeat an old mistake, but I'll bet everything I have that if he does, it will be spur of the moment stuff born out of his passion for our club. I for one can forgive a man that, but I'd struggle to do the same for someone who doesn't care. The Special One has unfinished business here, bring him home & let him at it!
14/01/2013 17:52:00
Bring back Jose ASAP. Defeats against QPR and Swansea at home are laughable, simply not good enough. 86 home games without defeat, record wins and record points ever in the Premier League season . . . . shall I go on. Come back home Jose and put us out of our embarrassing situation, a club without direction and leadership. The way things are going Mr. Abramovich is heading towards being a laughing stock.
14/01/2013 18:11:00
agree a 100%.
14/01/2013 18:15:00
@ blueheart - i wouldnt take the widespread Anti Chelsea sentiment too seriously...If it aint one thing, its another effing other...we're 3rd in the league (yes & still reigning European Champions) & only two teams can really afford to be looking down at Roman and "laughing"....and i dont think either of them is comfortable enough in their lead at this stage of the season to be laughing at us...
14/01/2013 18:19:00
imagine if he came back in summer and we won the treble next season lol.
14/01/2013 18:28:00
Saber,i know you can be persuasive just as you've demostrated in this article. But its still a no no for me. You make it sound easy,truth is ,its not! You cant guarantee he'll stay here long term and forget that your 'he's getting old' arguement,cos you alone said that and as good as you re,you re not yet an authority. Also he thrives on controversy,we have enuf of that already. He lacks the ability to effect continuity,he left us with dry bones,just like he did Inter . I know he is good at instilling winning mentality into the players,but that fizzles out as fast as it gets in. And why so much assumption (borne out of delusion) in the article,like ffp has reduced half of his downsides already,how about we say he 'll need a splash the cash to start his project?? And you mentioned Callejon,just Callejon?? Btw do you know how old he is? You should know he likes players mature,and he seldom shows patience for the upcomings. Maybe it is becos of the pressures for results and the high expectations...which obviously have not abated at the bridge.
14/01/2013 18:38:00
dont want him back....look at the mess he is creating at madrid right now....where is madrid going down at the botton and its becasue of his big egoistic issue which is creating the problem...he is a good coach no doubt about it but seriously dont want him here....big ego always favours his favourite players...and say bye bye to youth system...if he becomes coach...player like kdb piazon lukaku josh wont get chance at all in future...big nooooo for him...he will take no time to reach from heaven to were in heaven last season and this season they are in hell....dont want that happening at chelsea..
14/01/2013 18:45:00
Jose Mourinho!x4 I missed those singing at the Bridge. Only a fool wouldnt want Jose back. And only a retard would prefer to have Pep instead of the special one. I dont want my team to play without a CF. Thank you saber for the article. Im still waiting for your 3rd installment of your series on why Chelsea will rule football in the next era. And surely with Jose at the helm
14/01/2013 18:51:00
One thing is for sure is that whoever the next manager will be, IT HAS TO BE THE RIGHT MAN, BACKED BY ROMAN AND FANS AND FOR THE LONG HAUL!!!... We simply cannot afford to make this manager merry go round continue! Our dear beloved club is starting to suffer because of all these short term solutions that are always in place... How are we supposed to grow as a club when a man at the help cannot be sure he'll still have a job that after a few losses??? How will our youth system be implemented when we send out Lukaku on loan and keep Mr. the biggest flop in EPL History Torres??? Yes, AVB's man management skills aren't up there with Hiddink and JM, and RDM's defensive skills aren't up there with JM, and Benitez is no Pep nor Hiddink but whoever the next man at the helm of the Bridge is, he needs to be the one to steady the ship for the long term!!! Otherwise, the repercussions of these ill-fated short term hole plugging solutions and FT9 will be our down fall... Just think... when and if Pep or Jose decline the opportunity to manage CFC, it will scream volumes for any potential managerial candidate! I read some fans on here already say managing CFC is like drinking from a poisonous chalice, and it will become exactly that!
14/01/2013 19:15:00
i don't see it happening ..... jose wont come back and i don't like pep... what other options do we have..
14/01/2013 19:19:00
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