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Mourinho`s Coming Home?

Mourinho`s Coming Home?

It screams out at you from the back page of the leading red-top publication this country produces.

Seemingly, The Sun is convinced that Jose Mourinho is desperate to return to Stamford Bridge to put it, as The Sun puts it, to save Chelsea!

It`s becoming acknowledged, by many, that Jose Mourinho`s time at the Bernabou is approaching an end. Another defeat, at the weekend, has left Real Madrid floundering behind Barcelona and with, virtually, no chance of landing the title.

Although Mourinho left Chelsea in a rather acrimonious fashion, his relationship with Roman Abramovich remains good. We understand the two are regularly in communication and all that is required to see Mourinho make that dream return, is, so the tabloid puts it, a call from Roman for Jose to return, as Jose puts it, home!

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Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 7:38AM


04/02/2013 07:55:00
Like i said in many previous posts I love Jose. I love him for all he done for chelsea. BUT i dont want him anywhere near chelsea this time around. RM is one of the cleanest image clubs in the entire world. But 75% of their fans now think that JOSE destroyed their image with new fans and children's etc. Its almost in all the newspapers poll's. JOSE is not worth the PAIN the club need to suffer to win some trophies. In 04 chelsea is a unknown so we need to win at all costs. But we are a genuine BIG club that doesnt need his antics at all. My bet is PSG. They are the ones who need to win trophies now. All these fans who thinks that RA will just appoint JM is deluded. RA tried hard for the past 6 years to move from the FUNCTIONAL team that JM and CR builded. Now with our team is just shy of 3 quality players away from becoming a great entertaining and winning team. RA will be mad to destroy all the hard work of the past 6 years. Not giving FL the contract is more to do with getting RID of the one dimensional functional play more than the ability of FL. FL is still very good player but he cant play the type of football CFC is trying to install. All clamoring for JM return should just look at the mess he created in RM. His obsession with the opposition and his image destroying of anybody is not needed at CFC anymore. His obsession to break up the friendship between barca and RM players to install US vs WORLD mentality has backfired spectacularly. CFC dont have that type of playres anymore. Now what we have is superior talented players who need a helping and loving hand coach some one like a UNCLE for them to guide them. Moyes, Martinez, Diego,Klopp etc. Not some one who will go to WAR with each and everybody and turn every soul in the entire continent against you except for cfc fans.
04/02/2013 07:59:00
As a season ticket holder,i for one hope we don't touch him with a barge pole.When he arrived the football was great and we were experiencing something new and exciting with world class players all over the pitch.Cech,Terry,Carvalho,Lampard,Essien,Robben, Duff,Crespo,Drogba were all in their prime and would have got into any team in the world.It was wonderful for a few years but then slowly by slowly like at Madrid Jose dug a hole deeper and deeper for himself.He kept bringing the club into disrepute and in the end even the football was very poor and the board had to get rid of him for the sake of the club.The attacking football served up by Carlo's teams was even better and we won our first double. With the FFP rules in force we won't be able to keep spending like we've done in the past but with exciting young players like Hazard, Oscar,Mata we'll have a good future but no way will we have so many world class players at the club at the same time together,as when Jose was in charge. It's time for something new in the summer and for one hope it's not Jose.
04/02/2013 08:20:00
Think people are looking into this in a weird way. The way Jose manages and the beliefs he installs is what CFC is! We are the lost hated club in England and always will be. The ones who are no ones second favourite club the ones everyone is wanting to beat and be ones it is always us v uefa and FIFA! And we have been missing that leader at the forefront who optimises that more than any manager out there. We need a manager who is bigger than the players. One the players know is the best and don't take no prisoners. Jose mourinho is a born leader and winner and CFC has never been the same since he left. The squads have got worse and lost its identity while trying to buy fancy tiny little players trying to play like poxy barca! WE ARE NOT BARCA!!! We are Chelsea fc! We are made for Jose as he has the same cocky arrogant swagger that you inf everyday walking down the kings road! We are big time Charlie's and we need a big time Charlie in charge! BRING BACK THE SPECIAL ONE!!!
04/02/2013 08:31:00
Mourinho?? Is he the messiah?? Only time will tell....especially when the usually blip occur,the same fans who want him would call for his head
04/02/2013 08:32:00
I doubt there's any truth to this Merlin,its the Sun trying to mess with fans emotions. They know its what majority of the Chelsea fan base want,so they are having go at us,laughing as we jump in excitement of the prospect of Jose returning.
04/02/2013 08:37:00
Why do so many ppl call us Mourinho's "home"?? Inter is his home, he's worshiped by all and sundry there. Not all of us "worship" him at Cobham, hell I'd bet probably 30% wouldn't want him coming (Would've said 40-50% but given how we playing now and the evident despise of 1 Rafa Benitez, it's fair to say that survey would be skewed)
04/02/2013 08:42:00
BRINGHOMEJOSE! Stamford Bridge will explode! JOSE PLEASE COME HOME! It will be the very best for Chelsea FC.........i think this could happen really!
04/02/2013 08:43:00
He is coming to Bridge. It will be a sight to see the face of all the Jose haters or say who are hoping he does not join us. It was a delight when Pep did not join us. 2nd treat would be when Tubby gets the chop. Jose coming back would be icing on the cake.
Keyser Soze
04/02/2013 08:52:00
i cant beleive some people wouldnt take jose back, I would take him back in a heartbeat, i completly agree with Dave-David,under mourinho we looked invincable.every team we were up against we went into them games with beleif, we havnt been the same since he left, people always say the football was poor and we wernt good to watch, I myself would rather win above anything else.look at our famous cl win last year!!!sexy football was it? was it hell we parked the bus!!!...would any of you lot rather play tici tac football last year or be the first london team to win it? He does instill a us v them mentality but thats his way, i personally like it :)WE ARE CHELSEA SUPER CHELSEA NO ONE LIKES US WE DONT CARE!!!!
04/02/2013 08:57:00
How would Jose win with small players like Mata, Hazard and Oscar? Can they park the bus? I don't see how Mourinho would be successful this time round. At City maybe because of their size.
04/02/2013 09:08:00
I basically disagree with some of the comments above...We were never liked,and never will be liked. Its that simple,we've had nice guys like Carlo and Robbie play the nice guy card,but as soon as things went sour they got attacked by the media relentlessly till they got sacked and Roman was the 'Bad Guy'...we've always been the spoilt plastic fans, according to the media since Roman took over,and I don't see that changing. I wonder if people ever really watched Chelsea intensely under Jose,the ideology that we played rigid,crappy football all through his reign as manager is totally flawed. I watched Jose's Porto team in the UEFA Cup and UCL,they played some exciting counter attacking football,with some fluid passing football. I watched Jose Mourinho's team in his first season at CFC where we played some brilliant attacking football in a 4-3-3 formation with Duff,Robben,J.Cole e.t.c roaming the wings with pace. We started playing to Didier strength more in his 2nd season and begin to play some more rigid football which obviously lead to the criticism of 'boring football' by the media. Jose's team also played some good football last season under Real Madrid so the idea that he'll only ridicule our current crop of talent is crap.
04/02/2013 09:16:00
i never said mourinho parked the bus,we did last year in the champions league, he is a clever man, he would adapt
04/02/2013 09:16:00
This crop of players don't need to learn how to play football,they are a talented bunch,what they need is direction and growth in mentality. Yes that's what Jose can provide...Di Maria is still a silky player,Ozil is still as creative as Mata,Ronaldo is still a stroke of genius if not better,Xabi still has an eye for a pass,Sergio and Pepe are more solid tham ever,but one thing that has changed is their growth in mentality and hunger to win.
04/02/2013 09:29:00
as much as i want this to happen and end the bad dream that Rafa has become, we should not put to much hope in this happening. Guardiola was hook line sinker a chelsea coach in summer, infact we were only buying players on his recommendation........ we all know how it ended. Mou looks like a perfect fit for us but we should err on the side of caution and not raise our hopes to high.
04/02/2013 09:36:00
Nelyvanile has said it all, nice one mate. But just to add to that, which other manager do you Mourinho hating lot think is better than him and most importantly would be available in the summer? Isnt The publicity of CFC worse of now? I think people on this site jst like to talk s.hit all the bloody time, i even doubt if they are true fans. With Mourinho, even when we draw or lose a game, be rest assured we would bounce back big time in the next. Mou has been the coach to bring Madrid to within touching distance of the invincible Barcelona in the last 5yrs.
04/02/2013 09:47:00
belfastblue1 & Dave - David, I completely agree. I'm nearly 30, so obviously don't remember the 70's as I wasn't around, but speaking to the older generation, you really get a history as to what people thought of us. Kings road swagger, cockiness, happening place about London town, we 'ate em,' they said beck then. I don't know ow old fans are ere (gota get the London twang) but it's about time we knew our history. Controversy? Yeah JM caused dome, but the papers have never really liked us. Yes, we're a global brand and have an obligation to be professional to our sponsors, but then again, with the money they plough into us, they expect a little bit more than that I suspect, a big, winning brand, something we aint right now. So sort it out, have a cold wash on the old mooie, and tell yourself, we need Jose. It's all gone a bit Pete Tong since he left. The team he built had spirit, it had ingrained within it a winning mentality. We've got class players, but they need some Jose treatment. Truth is, it all went wrong under Carlo. Yeah, we won the double, but I stick by what I said before, it was the worse possiblre thing that could of happened to us. We should have moved on from the team that lost Champions league football to Jose's Inter, we were a spent force and winning the double deluded us into thiking they were world beaters. Looking back, I'd say it was a brilliant, but very definitely, final flourish. Carlo was too relaxed, the winning mentality was washed away. The shooting of a kid with an air rifle and all the other things that went on under his reign proved there was a lack of discipline. Something I don't think we've ever re-gained, as AVB found out. There was a reason we kept winning, no matter the manager (apart from big Phil), there's a reason Mourinho's boys were the main stay in countless managers teams, wasn't just quality, becasue as someone said, we have superior technical players now, but it was a gutsy, never say die attitude to the teams cause. If we don't get Jose, it'll be hard to say where we'll end up. Time to balance the beauty with the beast, and Jose is one beast of a manager! Ave it!!
04/02/2013 09:52:00
I cannot believe that people are saying they don't want Jose, mostly it seems because of the potential damage to our "image". People don't realize that our image has never been defended by the Board or managers and that is the main failing. When Mour was here he at least stood up for the club and players but now it is "let the press and other bitter fans and ex-players from the bin dippers and Gooners say anything they like about us" Mour would never let them get away with it. He also happens to be the best manager in the world by trophies and results. The only drawback for me would be his degree in psychology which may or may not be useful but I often wonder if his replies and press tactics aren't a little too "studied" and calculated - in other words he is not being that honest but calculating. But whatever - he is the greatest manager we have ever had and hopefully will be so again. Can't wait for him to start winding up Wenger again. We'll see.
04/02/2013 10:02:00
Why are all talking about parking the bus???? Is real always parking the bus - NO! Get the ***** right and bring him home!
04/02/2013 10:02:00
Jose will be off to PSG or god help us to Man City - how would the British gutter press know whats going on - made up stories
04/02/2013 10:04:00
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