Every time when Roman Abramovich sacks a manager at Stamford Bridge, former boss Jose Mourinho is instantly linked to the hot seat.
Blues fans just cannot get enough of the ‘Special One’ but they need to move on, so here are seven reasons why there is no chance that Mourinho will be returning to Stamford Bridge…
1. Things Have Changed
Two Premier Leagues, two FA Cups and two League Cups in just three seasons made Mourinho Chelsea’s most successful manager, but it made little difference to Abramovich, who showed the Portuguese the door after falling out with him. The Russian hasn’t changed at all since as five managers have come and gone since the Special One’s departure. Why would Mourinho want to work for Abramovich again?
2. He Won’t Have Money To Spend
Wherever Mourinho has gone he has had money to spend. But Abramovich has already spent £140m since the summer of 2010 on strengthening Chelsea and still the squad looks weary. With UEFA Financial Fair Play coming to play soon, the Russian billionaire will not be funding another Chelsea revolution – atleast not in the Mourinho style. The former Porto boss will not be tempted unless he can splash seriously big cash to overhaul the current Chelsea squad.
3. It Will Hamper The Younger Players’ Development
The likes of Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry were not won over by the previous boss Andre Villas-Boas, who went for the youngsters over the old England trio. The likes of Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata really flourished under his management. On the other hand, Mourinho is not know for developing youngsters and so if he returns back to Chelsea will Mourinho favour the newer blood over?
4. Everyone Knows He Wants To Succeed Sir Alex
Mourinho is in awe of the dynasty created by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and it rarely happens that he is in awe of something else other than himself. Mourinho has said in the past that he would love to succeed his friendly rival and continue his incredible legacy at Manchester United. He is going to wait for Sir Alex to retire and the Manchester United job to be vacant.
5. Chelsea Aren’t A Big Enough Club
Sorry Chelsea fans, but let’s face it, the Blues don’t even stand anywhere near Real Madrid. When Mourinho went to Stamford Bridge it was from Porto. Having just turned Porto into Champions League winners, Chelsea offered him a challenge of Premier League and more Champions League glory. He then went to the Italian champions Inter and is now in charge of the world’s biggest club. Realistically, there are only three clubs which the Special One hasn’t managed that can be compared to Real when it comes to stature – Barcelona, AC Milan and Manchester United.
6. He Would Have to Get Rid Of His Favorites
Everyone knows Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry are his favourites at Chelsea, but if he did come back he would have to face facts, the above mention players are past their peak and not the same old players that were during his times at the club. Abramovich wants a youthful squad and while the Madrid manager is ruthless, he would no doubt prefer to go elsewhere rather than be tasked with dismantling the team he built.
7. He Hasn’t Suddenly Discovered Stylish Play
Mourinho won many silverwares during his time at Chelsea, but they won just a few fans for their style of play. Nothing has changed since, Mourinho has been blessed with huge attacking talent wherever he has gone but his teams still fail to excite. That criticism may seem harsh considering the attacking brilliance of his current Real Madrid team, but still Mourinho trails Barca when it comes to playing beautiful football. Abramovich doesn’t just want to win, he wants to win the Barcelona way and Mourinho will never deliver that kind of sexy football.