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Mourinho Is Coming!

Mourinho Is Coming!

Those rumours relating to a return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho have kicked up a head of steam again.

Several news sources have reported that Jose gave his broadest hint yet that a return to Stamford Bridge is on the cards.

At a coaches` meeting at his young son`s football club, Jose was unable to commit to giving a speech next season inferring that he wouldn`t be at Real Madrid next season, looking admiringly at pictures taken of his time at Stamford Bridge.

The inference that Jose has also struck a pact with the Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, regarding being allowed to leave this summer have also surfaced again.

So will he won`t, is he or isn`t he?

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

Date:Thursday April 18 2013
Time: 4:35PM


I only have 3 statements to make :)
18/04/2013 16:46:00
18/04/2013 16:47:00
@mq.... As much as there is no smoke without fire, NONE of the sources quoting Pellegrini have provided any sort of credible source. At least with the Jose rumours there have been quotes made by actually people and not the infamous "source close to"
18/04/2013 16:51:00
18/04/2013 17:00:00
If running a football club was just about the love between managers and fans I would say it would be fair that Jose came back to CFC. However, the success of a club is much more than that love. He would be admiring his pictures at the Bridge but more than 70% of those players that made a family with him are no longer there and even those that are left most of them are in the afternoon of their football career. We have a different set of players now and am not sure whether they will guarantee him same satisfaction as those who were there during the time. What will happen if he wants half the current squad out and Roman wouldn't allow it? Is he still going to work with players he feels he does not want and still guarantee the club good results? He has already put up his benchmarks, we have to wait and see! I strongly believe that it is the individual attention and satisfaction that a player receives from the manager, whether real or imagined, which makes players tick as well as the way the manager unites the team. Maybe 'good luck' if he is reappointed!
18/04/2013 17:13:00
really would like to se Pellegrini at CFC, Jose Mourinho is a god here but there is always the saying never go back to a former club as it is never the same again and i really do fear if Jose comes back it just won't be he same as the first time. Also Mourinho is a short term fix, 3/4 years max then he will be off most likely still pining for the man utd job. Pellegrini on the other hand would love to stay for a while and build mould a team and the youth team too to how he wants the teams to play thus also getting his favoured way of bringing youth players through to the first team as they already have learned how they are meant to play for pellegrini at senior level. Could be a very very good managerial appointment.
18/04/2013 17:34:00
stay for a while Dave? where do you think we are Goodison Park? there's no staying here unless you get results...Only one man is as hungry and results focused as RA, and that is JM....TOWIJ...Poonked! If Pellegrini is appointed, he'll be sacked within 18months and its back to square 1 again - we dont need all that atm, we need someone who Roman will find unsackable for a minimum 3 yr period and that man is Jose and he will also win trophies...Guaranteed if Jose had been here at the start of our season, we would have won at least 3 out of 7 of the trophies we played, those are the standards that have been set here at chelsea football dont embrace mediocrity, a situation the SB faithful have had to endure this season...I suggest we bust our balls trying to get him and If we cant get Jose for whatever reason i suggest we go and get CONTE at all costs, imo no one else will do...
18/04/2013 17:41:00
Pellegrini for me is the way to go....Enough of all this mourinho nonsense even though I won't complain if he comes...mourinho's not the only good coach in world football..
18/04/2013 17:51:00
What, you think they only talk to one candidate @Mq? Sweet, but terribly naive!
18/04/2013 18:10:00
Does mourinho actually pay that guy 10k to say this?
18/04/2013 18:21:00
Haha... it's going to be a long drama till the new manager is finally announced... Waiting patiently.... any good coach will be ok, Mourinho isn't the only name on that list....
18/04/2013 18:35:00
Mourinho or heyneckes for me no one else will last longer than 6 months!!!!!
Chelsea ken
18/04/2013 18:43:00
Pellegrini is MQ's new Pep G.We are already going mad with these Mourinho rumours.I wonder how Merlin and all the CFC fans including me will react the day he is re-appointed.KAKU,GabeU,Desmond,Nely,Radio,Saber,Keyser,etc.I can't wait to see the reactions.And the atmosphere at the Bridge when Jose will be at the hotseat in his first game will be the best in my opinion.
18/04/2013 19:58:00
@CFC250...the only thing for me worth imagining is what MQ and similarly minded people on this site would do if Jose does get appointed. It is one thing to have preferences for some other persons..i have no problem with that but people need to go into the archives and read the terminology MQ in particular has used to describe people like RDM and who are part and parcel of the fabric and history of our great club and who have substantive records of success and achievement for our club. This guy has used language of the most vulgar and gutter level variety that is not just unprintable in civil discourse but shouldnt be used at all in civil discourse to abuse these men and on the other hand gone out of his way to elevate to deity level people like AVB, Pep and now recently Rafa who by comparison have either contributed little or in the case of Pep absolutely nothing to the ethos and history of Chelsea FC.. I seriously dont consider people with that kind of mind set and rabid lack of basic decency, respect or objectivety fans of this club. Whatever else they may be they really are not fans. If Jose's appointment causes someone like MQ to take a long overdue pilgrimage to some other discussions sites and leave this place and other Chelsea discussion fora to have healthy, vigorous and spirited but civil discussion then his appointment will be worth it just for that. I personally still have my doubts that Roman will appoint him. I will be happy if he does come but if not i would just like an appointment of a manager who has the requisite experience, ability and gravitas to command respect from the players, the board and Roman. That is what is required to get results and stay at the job for any length of time at chelsea FC. There are not many coaches who fit the bill and may actually be willing to come; in my mind this includes Hiddink, Capello, Jose and maybe Moyes or Heynckes. Beyond that zilch. Klopp isnt coming , no point discussing him and neither is Conte. Pellegrini is a less experienced and less accomplished version of Ancelloti and will meet the same fate here..namely a sack within a year..all the other names like Bielsa and Simeone would end up the same way..sacked in under a year because of the pressure for instant success and the lack of a past history of top level success under less trying circumstances..i am a realist not a romantic..i just call it as it is.
18/04/2013 21:40:00
Brilliantly said gabeu if mou comes back and wins prem can't wait to see what @mq and foreign viewer say haha
Chelsea ken
18/04/2013 22:28:00
Perhaps you missed my comment in another article so I'll reiterate GABEU....I couldn't care-less if Jose returned, as long as we play good football, stay competitive & win titles whilst developing our very promising academy graduates.
19/04/2013 07:09:00
The reason I have reservations about Jose is that, while he's a winner, he doesn't develop players and his football is garbage especially if he handles the transfers. @ Madrid he found a set of players already there so he had to make do with that, but in the 1st season he already wanted to sell Benzema & Higuain for Adebayor, were it not for Perez refusing God only knows what football Madrid would be playing now. It's natural to Jose that when he has to buy players he buys physical defensive-first players, look at the players he has bought post-Valdano (when he has taken total control) the only "attacking" player is Modric, who is actually a counter attack specialist like Alonso. Jose's ruined Sahin, who was promising before he joined Madrid, and this season he was on a mission to ruin Ozil too (remember Ramos wearing Ozilk's Shirt under his own) Jose is not the best Manager in the world, and he's not the only Manager to bring success to Chelsea.
19/04/2013 07:10:00
AGAIN I'll reiterate GABEU....I couldn't care-less if Jose returned, as long as we play good football, stay competitive & win titles whilst developing our very promising academy graduates.........get that into your thick skulls :)
19/04/2013 07:11:00
GabeUs comment is typical of the bigotry we have come to see on this site. Bigotry comes in different forms whether its religious (if you don't accept god you are damned) or secular (if there was absolutely no religion in this world humanity would be better for it) in this case its football tribalism (either you are with us or against us). No middle ground whatsoever. Unfortunately Gabe we can't just fit into nice little categories such as "either" or "or". Life isn't that clear cut. I don't recall @Mq using " vulgar & gutter language" The only thing "vulgar" is probably the non compliance to the Mourinho worship going on here. What irks people about @Mq (& others me included) is his refusal to comply to certain memes (CFC cannot exist without Jose Mourinho) & that folks is his choice. Yes Jose was a pivotal part of CFC history. He ended our 50 year drought & brought glory & envy much to the chagrin of the "powerhouses" of world football and made us one of the most formidable teams in modern football history to which we will always be greatfull and yet there is no guarantee that he will be successful in our future. @Mqs argument is that though Jose may be successful, his methods come at an unsustainable price, the breaking up of this current squad to accommodate the mega purchase of technically deficient, hard tackling athletes, which is a valid point. My worries are when you consider the fact that he is unable to retain the success he had last season with the players he has at Madrid (ie the noted decline this season in the Spanish league) one would wonder what will happen to him when he arrives to meet the current crop who are of a similar make. Jose is not the "be all and end all" of football as some people would like to believe. Other managers exist.
19/04/2013 09:03:00
the philosophical VC idiot getting all worked up LoL! loving this :)
19/04/2013 09:07:00
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