If the rumours coming from Spain are true then numerous Real Madrid players are demanding the exit of Jose Mourinho at the end of the season.
Should that happen, then Chelsea will identify him as a natural choice to come in and have a second spell at the club. However, do the press reports from Spain suggest that as a wise decision?
Mourinho never seems to have gotten on with certain individuals at Madrid who embody the socio-political side of the great club.
The situation, as the Guardian reports it, is that key players in the Madrid side have said they will leave if Mourinho is the manager next season. This is something the club have denied but something appears to be going on behind the scenes.
Bring him back to Chelsea and look at the situation he will be in; working with an owner who he has fallen out with before and been given the boot by before.
Mourinho does not like dancing to anyone’s tune and Roman Abramovich has proven recently that now, more than ever, it’s his way or the highway.
You then have to factor in the complete transformation the Chelsea side have done through in terms of personnel since Mourinho was originally manager of the football club.
Frank Lampard won’t be there, John Terry is not getting any younger and other players Mourinho used to rely on won’t be at the club.
Those big name players who supported him through difficult situations will not be in the side or will be heading towards the end of their careers which is dangerous.
It’s dangerous because the second an issue comes up between Mourinho and the owner or Mourinho and a player, he may not have the support that he first expects. Who’s to say that key Chelsea players won’t create a similar ultimatum to those in the current Real Madrid side?
It’s the transfer policy as well which is just going to lead to more and more friction. Abramovich is spending his own money and has shown before that if there is a player he wants, the club will get him regardless of what the manager thinks or desires.
Chelsea don’t have the same socio-political roots as Real Madrid but a repetition of the problems which first saw Mourinho given the boot would instantly start to appear and he wouldn’t have his favourite players to fall back on.
Mourinho is a Chelsea hero, they say 'never go back' and the risk is if he fails he will ruin his legend. It could backfire for him, but then again, when has Jose failed?
Do you agree or disagree? How do you think Mourinho would get on during a second spell at Chelsea?
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