Following their 0-3 home defeat to Sunderland, Chelsea fans may start to become a little nostalgic about times gone by.
Now I’m sure this is just a blip, it happens to the best of teams and nobody can argue with Ancelotti’s record since he has take the reigns at Stamford Bridge.
That said, this week Jose Mourinho has broken Pep Guardiola’s record as the most successful start in a season for a new manager in La Liga and my memory can serve no recollection of such a dire result under the watchful eye of “the special one”.
Madrid sit 1 point clear of Barcelona with 9 wins in 11 so far this season and seem to have developed the ability to grind out hard fought wins; a trait which has rarely been associated with the club in the past.
His new league record can now join a phenomenal collection with Chelsea’s astounding 64 game run of home games without defeat or becoming the first manager to take 3 different teams to the last four of the Champion’s League being two of note.
The man seems to take this winning mentality wherever he goes. He is only 47 years old yet he has won 6 domestic league titles in 3 countries, the Uefa Cup, multiple domestic trophies and the Champion’s League twice. Not only that but his average win ratio in the last 8 years is over 70%.
Blues’ fans loved him and must romanticise about the Portuguese man’s time at the bridge. They may not have played the most exciting football, but they certainly knew how to win. I often wonder what Chelsea fans really think, I can’t imagine many wouldn’t want him back.
Now at the helm in Madrid, the hardest job in football, it’s too difficult to see how he would fail. It’s a scary prospect for European football. I just hope Sir Alex can keep on for as long as possible at United because I’m starting to see any possible Mourinho appointment as a nightmare for non-reds!
Though, Capello out after the Euros? I know who I want in.
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