Jose Mourinho, Chelsea’s beloved manager, is a man known to speak his mind whether it’s belittling the opposition, another manager, referees, or even the FA.
That’s just the bad, he is also well known for getting through to his players and getting them to support his plans and ideas.
He simply is ‘The Special One’.
We saw over the last three seasons he had with Real Madrid a varying level of success. Ending on a lower note, he finished without a Champions League or La Liga trophy. That being said, the season before he set a points record in the league with Real Madrid.
With the success he had and didn’t have, Chelsea fans weren’t exactly sure what to expect this season.
Jose set that straight with comments some thought to be just mind games, telling the fans to just expect a top-4 finish in the league. As the season wore on, Chelsea spent many weeks top of the table, leaving fans confused as to whether we could actually win the league. Getting a double over City and Liverpool, their title challengers, it seems like they’d be cruising to the title.
But it wasn’t to be, as Chelsea now sit second in the table with two games left and the easiest schedule of the top three. While it is still mathematically possible to win the league, it would take several other results and it is highly unlikely.
This leads to comments Mourinho has made. According to him, this has been a fantastic season making the final four of the Champions League and taking the Premier League title to the very last match day.
While some fans will be upset over the trophyless season, I will be extremely pleased with the progress from last season.
Next season we will come back stronger than this season. We are looking at the top strikers across Europe to accompany perhaps Lukaku and another striker. Rumors are circling about several midfielders as well from Paulinho to Vidal. And of course the left back situation. Will Ashley Cole get a new contract? Will Azpilicueta fill the role again next year? Will we bring in long term target, Chelsea fan and 18-year-old Luke Shaw? Maybe even a bid for Sevilla back, Moreno? These questions will all be answered in a very busy summer accompanied by the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Lastly there were a few comments from Eden Hazard. In these French comments they seem to be translated to a slight blow at Mourinho’s tactics for the Atletico match, Hazard preferring more of a counter-attacking style like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich last year. Today Mourinho has had a bit of a response to Eden telling him to step up. All Chelsea fans will hope that this doesn’t end badly, instead making Hazard even better.
‘The Special One’ has some questions to answer this summer and he will. Let us know in the comments what you think about Hazard, Mourinho, and this season. I’m looking forward to an exciting season in 2014/15. Keep The Blue Flag Flying High!