Chelsea ‘offer’ for ‘outstanding’ manager to replace Potter
Jose Mourinho has an ‘offer’ from former club Chelsea over a sensational Stamford Bridge return, according to ex-Inter Milan chief Fulvio Collovati.
The Lowdown: Potter under pressure…
Current Blues boss Graham Potter is under mounting pressure after a nightmare start to 2023.
Since the beginning of January, Chelsea haven’t scored two or more goals in a single Premier League game, all whilst picking up just one league win in that time (Transfermarkt).
As well as this, Potter’s side are out of both the FA and Carabao Cup whilst currently trailing Borussia Dortmund in their last 16 Champions League tie.
The Latest: Chelsea make Mourinho offer?
Reports have suggested that the west Londoners are weighing up possible replacements for their manager with Collovati, speaking to Rai Sport (via Football Italia), claiming an offer has already gone in for Mourinho.
The Inter legend explained:
“I saw him strangely sad, as if he was ruminating over something.
“I think he has already received offers and one of them is from Chelsea. Maybe a few national sides too. It could be that he is laying the groundwork for a departure at the end of the season.”
The Verdict: Good move?
The 60-year-old returning to Stamford Bridge for a third time would be one sensational move by owner Todd Boehly.
Mourinho’s legendary status at Chelsea hasn’t diminished despite joining both Man United and Tottenham in the time after he was last sacked by the club.
The ex-Real Madrid manager’s pedigree is well known, having clinched trophies galore at various clubs over a very well decorated career at the top level.
Called ‘outstanding’ by ex-Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, Roma’s current manager could be a good and popular option if Potter is indeed shown his marching orders.
Mourinho took a pay cut down to an estimated £125,000-per-week when he joined Roma, demonstrating his unwavering appetite to manage after all these years as a big name.