Jose Mourinho’s first season since returning to manage Chelsea has been one of the most disappointing of his career to date.
Mourinho is a man associated with silverware, and despite his insistence all season that Chelsea are not in the position to be challenging, the fact he has ended the season empty handed will be hurting him massively.
Chelsea had the title in their grasp at one point, before costly defeats to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sunderland derailed their challenge.
Mourinho meanwhile has continued to do himself no favours, blaming everything from having no striker, to fixture congestion, to referees for his teams slump.
Mourinho remains a winner, and will surely bounce back next season having had another summer to shape this Chelsea squad the way in which he wants.
A top striker remains the obvious priority, but the special one will surely have other ideas on the best way to take his side forward.
But with the financial fair play rules now in effect, Jose also knows he may have to sell a few before he can spend big.