Mourinho’s career has been on the down-side since the inception of this season, with several “low-rated clubs inflicting defeats on the Champions of England.
Over the weekend, the Hammers compounded their woes and looked like he was part of the West Ham team with certain terrible calls. Fabregas was wrongly ruled offside and his goal wasn’t counted, then Matic, Mourinho and Silvino were sent away from the pitch.
For a defending Champion, the Blues are surprisingly on the fourth and last quarter of the League (15th position) – rhetorical questions have been raised as to the Jose Mourinho’s ability to lead his team during crises.
The self acclaimed Special One was recently fined £50,000 by the FA after he claimed thethat the referees were “afraid to give penalties to Chelsea”. After the match against West Ham, Mourinho eloped the press and was no where to be found.
Even though, the owner and board of Chelsea had publicly given their backing to the Portuguese, they will not be able to tolerate further defeats.
Here is a line-up of his likeliest replacement if he leaves or if he’s sacked.
The former Barcelona boss is highly sought after. With his billed to expire next month, the big Premier League clubs are going to lock horns over his signature.
There were reports last week that the Spanish tactician refused to extend his contract with the Bavarian club and that will fancy a move to the Premier League. Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are all keen on the coach, maybe the highest bidder can lure him.
He was very successfully at Barcelona and has gone on to replicate almost similar Success in Germany.
The Italian took a hiatus from football after he left Madrid but having coach Chelsea in the past, he may set his sight on a return to London.
While with Chelsea, Ancelotti won the double in his first spell and subsequently went to Los Blancos and handed them the La Decima (10th Champions League).
His class as a coach is never in doubt and he has also hinted that he will return to the game next summer. Abramovich can still lure him.
The Rojiblancos boss has been linked to the Chelsea job on a consistent basis. In the 2013-14 season, Simeone lead Atletico Madrid to thump Barcelona and Real Madrid to the La Liga.
Despite not winning anything for the Vicente Calderon outfit, Simeone is still relevant and his side are still revelling in good form this season.
Simeone has been labelled as a no-nonsense manager who would take no prisoners in Chelsea.
He has his own style of football and also led the Spanish side to the Champions League in the same season he conquered Spain.
The Chelsea and England legend has been with the Blues since his childhood. He’s been with the side through thick and thin and knows the nitty gritty of the London side.
During the Manchester United crisis under David Moyes, Giggs was made a coach even while he was still lacing his boot for the Red Devils, why not Terry.
Conte has been linked with managing the Blues recently. It was reported that the Italian refused to extend his contract with the Italian side and that saw Gazetta dello Sport reporting that Chelsea were interested in his signature.
He’s was at the helm of affairs for Juventus and won the Scudetto three times. It is left to be seen if he would replacement Mourinho.