I have seen a fair few Chelsea supporters on social media advocating a return to the Blues for two-time manager Jose Mourinho. In fact, one of our own writers discussed the possibility of a comeback for the iconic Portuguese boss. You can read that piece by clicking here. Whether the hypothetical 'homecoming' would have been beneficial to club or head coach is up for debate. It certainly wouldn't have been boring if it became reality, we can all agree on that!
However, at the time of writing, it appears as though Mourinho will not be returning to Stamford Bridge. For one thing, current CFC gaffer Mauricio Pochettino is apparently not close to dismissal from co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. That is, in spite of some Chelsea fans becoming tired with the slow progress of their beloved side.
Other members of the Blues faithful have already turned on 'Poch'. The jury is still out on the Argentine for me: he needs time to truly assemble his own team. Reports of Mourinho being set to become the next boss at Saudi Arabia outfit Al Shabab might perhaps end speculation on the 60-year-old's next destination.
Life under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, by Joe Cole
Ex-CFC midfielder/attacker Joe Cole has revealed what it was like to be a player under Mourinho's command. The former England international even says he was eventually forced to change his own ways:
"I loved Jose but people always think we had a bad relationship. I played a league game and we won 3-0 at home. I set two goals up, thought I played well, but probably took a few little flicks around.
I've gone through one-on-one with the keeper late on and should've slotted it in but instead I gave it to [Hernan] Crespo, but he's not run anywhere near it and the defenders got it.
I thought nothing of it, but we were doing the warm down the next day and Mourinho came over and he said, 'see you do that s*** again boy you'll never f***ing play for me again' and I was like what!?
Another time I scored winner against Liverpool and they were our big rivals. I thought I was the bee's knees and we'd gone out and had a great night.
The next morning my phone's blowing up and he's battered me in the press. It was just a way of keeping us down but I think he knew every time he did that to me I'd respond."