Jose Mourinho

3 reasons why Chelsea and Jose Mourinho should pair up for the third time

The Blues are looking for a new manager

Chelsea are looking to appoint their 24th manager since 2000, after Mauricio Pochettino left the club on mutual consent. The Argentine could only guide the side to a sixth place finish, as the Blues lost out on European football yet again and finished trophyless on all fronts.

As their search for the next permanent coach goes on, former manager Jose Mourinho’s name has come up. The Portuguese has seen two different spells with Chelsea before, winning a total of eight titles, including three in the Premier League.

Mourinho hasn’t taken up a role since getting sacked by AS Roma earlier this year. Although he was an outside choice for the Chelsea job, his odds were slashed on Friday as the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager has suddenly emerged as the top choice for the role.

Here are three reasons why Chelsea must bring back Mourinho:

He is their most successful manager in the Premier League

First and the most obvious reason. Three of Chelsea’s five Premier League titles have come under Jose Mourinho, which means he knows really well how to guide the side to a league title. Sure, the current crop of players are no match to the previous Chelsea sides, but Mourinho’s potential cannot be underestimated.

His ability to rebuild the squad

Having worked with a range of clubs, Mourinho knows all too well about rebuilding a side. He did so at Chelsea itself when he came back for a second spell. Following a poor 2013-14 season, the Portuguese spent the following summer adding quality to his team, such as bringing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. Their arrival boosted Chelsea’s midfield and offense areas respectively, and the Blues romped to their fourth league title that season.

Mourinho can develop young players

Whether it was Raphael Varane at Real Madrid or Scott McTominay at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has a stellar record of developing many young players at almost every side that he has managed in his career. This bodes well for the current Chelsea side, which is young and dynamic. Under Mourinho’s stewardship, players like Cole Palmer, Mykhailo Mudryk, Nicolas Jackson, etc., could turn into world beaters.

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