Chelsea FC Boss Jose Mourinho May Have Lost The Plot


Jose Mourinho’s recent actions have some believing that he has lost the plot

With Chelsea FC making such a poor start to the season, questions have been asked about why the side have been performing so far below their expectations this year. Until now, much of the media have been blaming the players rather than the manager, but after Chelsea’s loss to Everton, Jose Mourinho’s reaction has led to some believing that he’s losing the plot.

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Following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park, the Blues boss argued with Roberto Martinez, criticising his managerial etiquette.

The Everton boss addressed the press first in the aftermath of his side’s victory, but Mourinho interrupted Martinez as he spoke to a second group of journalists. The Chelsea manager felt his interviews should have taken place first, as his long trip back to London had been delayed, and verbally attacked his Spanish counterpart.

"Roberto, next time tell me to go before you because we have to travel."

Of course, Martinez has no control over who speaks first, but Mourinho still felt the need to sign off in expletive fashion.

"F****** hell."

After the Chelsea boss abruptly left, the Toffees manager spoke highly of Mourinho to reporters from local papers, likely in an attempt to defuse the situation:

"When he beat us 6-3 last season he was such a nice man. I prefer him like that."

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Mourinho’s foul-mouthed outburst may have been completely unacceptable, but it was almost certain that Martinez would be in his firing line after the Chelsea boss failed to bring his number one transfer target John Stones to Stamford Bridge.

Throughout the summer, Roberto Martinez made it very clear that Stones was not for sale, rejecting four bids for the defender including a £38million offer in late August. Mourinho was evidently still sour before Saturday’s clash, walking out of a pre-match interview with BT Sport’s Ray Stubbs when asked about the club’s inability to secure the defender’s signature.

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Once again, Mourinho’s antics may steal the headlines and spotlight from his underperforming players, but questions continue to be asked about the controversial Portuguese manager. Mourinho is in a situation that he’s rarely been in before, leading Chelsea to their worst league start since 1988. Used to being a serial winner, Mourinho’s metal will be truly tested over the coming weeks as his side play important games against Maccabi Tel-Aviv to begin their Champions League campaign, before hosting Arsenal in a London derby at the weekend.

Suggesting that the Chelsea boss has lost the plot may be a slight over-reaction, but his recent behaviour has been far from professional. However, should his team return to winning ways and get their season back on track, expect Mourinho to return to his former pragmatic, efficient and (compared to recently) dull self.

All quotes taken from the Liverpool Echo.

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