Is Jose The Solution To All That's Wrong?

Will he? Won't he? The captivating possible return of the Special One, but is he the solution to everything?
Will he? Won’t he? The captivating possible return of the Special One, but is he the solution to everything?

The story has been increasing in magnitude in recent weeks, the much hoped for return of the Special One for Chelsea. The man who converted Chelsea from the nearly boys of South London to a team of born winners – with the help of some helpful investment from Roman Abramovich. The Special One gave us euphoria in the victories and the silverware but gave us heartbreak in his departure. Many managers have failed to survive in the shadow of the Portuguese tactician’s long coat and masterful winning record.

Throughout this roller coaster season, many problems at Chelsea have fully appeared. Many see the return of this man the answer to everything, and I tell you now, Jose won’t solve everything.

First point addresses to consistancy, plenty of you have banged on all season about the lack of consistancy in our managers all season, how we get through them at a fast rate, sacking here and there, no manager lasting long in the Chelsea hot seat. Obviously, the natural step here is to employ the man who spends 2 years at a club, raises them to incredible heights and then leaves, with his CV well in tact. Whilst I absolutely adore Jose, if you want a manager for long term, look else where. Jose is not a long term solution, regardless of the affections he may have for the club.

Another thing I have noticed is the large number of people saying “Jose wouldn’t let us have bad domestic form” to which I say, have you seen Real Madrid this season? Plenty of dull and disappointing draws or defeats against lower teams and sub standard performances.

The expectations we have are sky high for Jose, he’s arguably the best manager in the world, but I doubt he’d solve the Torres dilemma. He can’t sack Gourlay and Bruce Buck. Apparently if Jose is to come, he wants Emenalo gone, wants however many millions per year and wants Lampard to stay or whatever, but we don’t know this. It’s all speculation. Stories like this gather interest and sell papers. Sports papers adore Jose because there will always be a news story, always something that they can make money from and when his future is in doubt, it’s an absolute goldmine for them. Any club would want Jose, so the newspapers can say whatever they want, and people will believe it.

It’s at this point in the article that I must point out why I’m being so down on all these stories linking Jose to Chelsea and thats because I don’t want to get my hopes up too high because if he then goes to Manchester United, the disappointment would be overwhelming. Many claim and believe Jose is already our manager and are awaiting the official announcement, so god knows how they’re gonna feel if he goes elsewhere.

Jose would be brilliant to have back at the club, a boost to the fans and a boost to the players but he won’t solve everything at the club. Like I said, he’s not long term and he isn’t going to be able to solve the board buying players or Gourlay and Buck doing what they do. The player power in the dressing room, the controversial atmosphere that eminates from the club, the lack of faith in the youth we have. Whilst I’d love Jose at Chelsea, he’d last no more than 2 years and the problems we have aren’t going to go away in a short space of time. Perhaps long term isn’t always best *cough* Wenger *cough* but then we Chelsea fans are never pleased. There are problems at the club Jose can’t/won’t solve, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be happy with his appointment.

Some say you should never go back, are they right? Would Jose’s reappointment be the solution or would it all end in heartbreak? Let us know your views and feedback!

  1. pertaub says

    lol personally i dont want a long term manager at’s much more interesting when there are new faces everytime..having only one face is boring as fuck..and btw i think jose is underperforming in la liga this year because of bad relationship with the senior players..nobody rests iker casillas but jose did it even if he knows that adan is much worse

    1. huwsaunders says

      yeah, long term doesn’t guarantee success but so many people went on about it after RDM was sacked it seemed worth a mention

  2. Vaibhav Kumble says

    What Chelsea lack is stability.. and we all know the reason for that.. Roman and his balls licking board… Inspite of that Mourinho had three successful seasons at Chelsea out of which two yrs in a row he won the league.. Even Alex Fergie was worried about what Chelsea could become under Mourinho if our owner had not made the mistake of letting him go… So what if he dint win the league with Madrid this season. He has already won a trophy and looks like the Champs League is gonna be theirs this season. Even Guardiola lost the league before he left.. how come he is not questioned as a manager… this article does not paint the right picture. . Mourinho was our best manager inspite of all d problems at Chelsea and most definitely is the solution to our current problems. . U want long term stability?? Sack the whole board and put some sense into our beloved owner…

    1. ShawnS'tha says

      Well said mate. cheers!

      1. Vaibhav Kumble says


  3. ademola adeleke says

    Jose is solution to chelsea problem, no body else expect jose

  4. anon says

    Jose and a new striker (maybe one or two other signings) and we’ve won next season already:-)

  5. apextlardah says

    y can’t we stop buying player,let use d one we av at hand and stop bringing new face,let try our young players and those dat are on loan and bring else manager than jose.

  6. Tra says

    Despite his ability, I believe that this man can handle things much better and precisely. Chelsea is now in a middle of nowhere and as everyone can see, the board put too much pressure and alway get into the manager’s business. What’s the point of doing that? Jose’s demands are simply right. He wants to do what he needs to do and no one shall interfere. Lamps’s current form is not bad and he’s still can play for couple of seasons more. It doesn’t mean that he should start every match but consider that Jose wants Lampard and that obviously indicates how important Lampard is and will be for the next few years. Jose is the only one who understands Chelsea more than anyone (not to mention RDM). So bringing him back is one of the best solutions.

    1. Vaibhav Kumble says

      True that.

      1. Anonymous says

        Thanks 🙂

  7. Bitto raphael says

    Jose and a striker plzsz

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