The dominant champions of last season’s Premier League are struggling terribly this season. Chelsea, who now sit in the bottom half of the Premier League table, just above the relegation zone, might just be having second thoughts about their manager – “The Special One,” Jose Mourinho.
It didn’t seem Chelsea were going to part ways with Jose Mourinho…. Again! But they did and let’s take a look at some managers who could possibly replace The Special One at Stamford Bridge.
It won’t be an easy task, but still, here goes…
Here are the three candidates:
A young, experienced and decorated manager would always be welcomed at Chelsea. Pep Guardiola has managed just two major clubs, but has achieved so much in such a short span of time. Being the youngest man to manage a Champions League winning side and also winning the treble in his first season at Barcelona and now he’s dominating in Germany with Bayern Munich.
Winning 2 Champions League Titles, 3 La Liga Titles, 2 Copa Del Reys, 2 Bundesliga Titles, 1 DFB-Pokal and 3 UEFA Super Cups and Club World Cups, he is clearly the perfect man to replace Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
Certainly not as decorative as the previous choice, we have David Moyes. He may not have any major trophies under his name, but he certainly has a lot of experience in the Premier League. He may have failed to impress at Manchester United after all the pressure he was under, but his 11 year long stint at Everton just cannot go unnoticed.
Very rarely do we see a manager lasting for such a long time at one club. He didn’t win trophies with Everton, but always made sure that The Toffee’s were a force to reckon with.
Given the right set of players, the man who is currently available after being sacked by Real Sociedad might just be the man Chelsea need if they lose Mourinho.
There might be some sarcastic laughs after this, but again, this is the world of football. You never know what will happen.
Not as successful as Guardiola, but certainly has won more trophies than Moyes. Diego Simeone is an option that comes right after Guardiola and before Moyes. Taking Atletico Madrid all the way to win the La Liga in 2013-14 after 18 long years is probably the biggest highlight of his career.
Apart from that, in the span of two years with Atletico Madrid, he has won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa Del Rey and Supercopa de España.
Such statistics are enough to galvanize Abramovich and surely places Diego Simeone as one of the top contenders for the job at Stamford Bridge.
It is indeed highly unlikely that Jose Mourinho will be sacked by Chelsea or he’ll leave on his own, but you never know. Let’s just use the quote which is pretty common these days – “In the world of football, you never know (what will happen).”
It all depends on how The Special One deals with this massive problem and how patient can Roman Abramovich be. How do Chelsea recover and quickly move up the table? Or will they fail to make it into the top 6? Only time will tell and the end of this season maybe that time when we find out if Mourinho will still be a Chelsea manager or not.