The last time Chelsea made a start to a season this bad was 1978 and they were relegated that season. It’s been well documented how bad the champions have been this season, but after losing to Stoke for the second time in the last two weeks. Jose Mourinho must be sweating more than Diego Costa in Greggs.
The Special One’s time must be close to over now. While he wasn’t at the match he sure as hell picked the team and would have been in the ear of his assistants during the game. If he does get sacked talk will immediately turn to who is going to replace him.
Carlo Ancelotti –
He’s joint favourite with former England manager Fabio Capello and there’s good reason for it. He’s win percentage when he was at Chelsea was 61 percent from 109 games. He cemented his place as one if the greatest managers in the history when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014.
If he does return you would expect Chelsea’s form to finally turn around, but not all the blame can be placed on Mourinho the players have been as useful as Paddy’s tips in Two Foot Tackle.
Brendan Rodgers –
Ah the man the fans want. Rodgers is a decent manager. We think. Like he could be if he let Joe Allen go. But the chances of Roman Abramovich hiring the man who couldn’t get it right at Liverpool are rather low.
The rumours are circulating that Rodgers may be brought in as an interim manager in the vain of Rafa Benitez and it is worth remembering that had Steven Gerrard not decided to prefect his Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars impression against Chelsea he may well have won the league at Liverpool. Not the man Chelsea fans want, but he could be the short term replacement they get.
Pep Guardiola –
The man that every fans wants to take over at their club, but is he really that good? When Guardiola was at Barcelona he could have sat back, drank scotch and smoked cigars all day and the team he had still would have won everything. At Bayern Munich he took a team that had just won the treble by playing some of the most exciting, attacking football that had been seen in a long time and turned them into Manchester United.
If he does take over the chances are it’ll be at the end of the season so Chelsea will still need to find an interim manager, but really when a guy ruins a player like Mario Gotze what is he going to do to someone like Eden Hazard?