Jose Mourinho on His Way Out?
Jose Mourinho, who called himself the special one, the happy one, the pragmatist, the man who can go on incredible home runs is having the worst time of his managerial career at Chelsea football club. The former Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto boss who led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season has already made rants against the
A few weeks back, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich released a public statement declaring his full support for the Chelsea boss after a 3 – 1 defeat at home to Southampton which in turn led to a seven-minute rant at the FA, media, his players and anyone not called Jose Mourinho. He even asked to be sacked or backed by the club’s hierarchy. It seems time is quickly catching up with the man who called the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger ‘a specialist in failure’. While Wenger has been consistent for the past 17 years with a top four finish, Mourinho is yet to continue his legacy of a top three finish in the Premier League.
According to London Dailies, senior players at Chelsea are looking forward to when the ‘happy one’ will be sacked by Abramovich. It is also believed that the players are surprised at the manner in which their coach has left himself exposed to criticism from the media with his over the top post match conferences and rants at referees. The newspaper stated that “While a handful of players have aired grievances about Mourinho, there is an insistence that the manager has not “lost the dressing-room” and a feeling, in the words of one, that “we just want our Jose back”.
A number of dailies across UK have similar reports. It is understood Mourinho is fast losing the confidence of many of his players, with only John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta listed as those who are still behind him. The Chelsea owner is believed to be ready to sack Mourinho but the Portuguese’s representatives are demanding that the rest of Mourinho’s contract which runs till 2019 be paid in full. If agreed, Mourinho could leave the club with a £30m payoff.
However, Jose Mourinho looks set to kiss his job goodbye should his team suffer another defeat on Sunday, November 1. Mourinho’s Chelsea will welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Sunday, with both managers chasing 3 points to ease pressure from fans and the media.
Mourinho will be looking to get back to winning ways and record a 4th win of the season while Klopp will be looking to get a first win since his move to Merseyside.Although the Stamford Bridge club insisted the Mourinho still enjoyed their support despite a fifth league defeat of the season against West Ham on Saturday, October 24, it is believed that the team’s board members are said to be increasingly concerned about the conduct of the Blues boss, following his dismissal at West Ham.