Champ to Chump In Seven Months

By Tommie Collins.

03/06/2013 – José Mourinho returns to Chelsea.

Six years after his unceremonious departure from Stamford Bridge, José Mourinho will be welcomed back by the Chelsea faithful as The Special One is charged with pulling the Blues back into the Premier League title picture. Having experienced the first major failure of his career at Real Madrid, Mourinho has a lot to prove on his return to West London.

03/05/2015 – Chelsea win Premier League title

Today, Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League with three games to spare as Eden Hazard’s goal got his team over the line in a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace. José Mourinho will be hoping to build on this success having won the league at a canter.

07/08/2015 – José Mourinho aiming to build dynasty.

José Mourinho signs a new bumper £30m four-year deal that will secure his services at Stamford Bridge until 2019. Chelsea’s executives are in agreement that they have the best manager in world football and have chosen to tie The Chosen One down to a long-term contract. They and José will now be hoping to push on and build a dynasty at the club – something José is yet to achieve during his trophy-laden career.

17/12/2015 – José Mourinho leaves Chelsea again.

Chelsea have sacked José Mourinho. He leaves the club for a second time just seven months on from winning the Barclays Premier League. The club are in 16th position and facing a potential relegation battle – having only won four of their sixteen league games.

José Mourinho has gone from champion to chump in the space of seven months.

I wrote recently that Chelsea should stick with Jose Mourinho for the foreseeable future – alas it wasn’t to be.

Roman Abramovich, the owner, has again in my opinion pressed the panic button too early. Some will say we are in a precarious position – they are right.

However, wasn’t it a time for the owner to stick with a manager who has probably been the best over the past decade. The players who performed so well last season have been poor since the opening match this season against Swansea City.

Yes, Mourinho made mistakes this term – the Eva Carneiro debacle being the obvious stand out. Although, some fans including myself have been crying out for youth to be given a chance. Was it him or the hierarchy who were opposed to this?

The underperformers this season, especially Cesc Fabregas are free to carry on and get paid whilst playing with absolutely no kind of passion for the club. He has been woeful, but alas the manager always carries the can.

The club have a big decision to make – once again.

Guus Hiddink will take temporary charge on an Interim basis. Despite recent travails with The Netherlands and a pension booster in Russia, it seems like a steady appointment on paper having won the FA Cup with the club in 2009.

His prime mission will be steadying the ship, but which direction will the club go next?

They have exhausted every direction, thus far.

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