You know when you can be certain that your team is playing like shite? When they sit below Newcastle, my team, who haven’t won a major trophy since 1955.
Chelsea’s loss to high-flying Leicester on Monday night left them sitting in 16th, just one point above the relegation zone and a staggering 20 points behind the Jamie Vardy / Riyad Mahrez inspired Foxes.
To really drive the point home at this time last year Chelsea were on their way to the title and Leicester were rock bottom and a dead cert for relegation, which is why you can kind of understand why Roman Abramovich terminated Mourinho’s contract yesterday.
Now love him or hate him, and for most it’s hate, José has always been good value for entertainment. Here’s a collection of his best quotes courtesy of TimesLive from back when he had a job:
WENGER THE ‘VOYEUR’
– On long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s keen interest in Chelsea’s performances in 2005.
“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people.
“There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”
– On who should play him in a film of his life, asked in 2006:
“If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me,” he said. “He’s a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.”
YOUNG PLAYERS ARE MELONS
– Also in 2007.
“Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 percent sure that the melon is good.
“Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don’t taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic.”
Then there are these from Football365:
“He must really think I’m a great guy. He must think that, because otherwise He would not have given me so much. I have a great family. I work in a place where I’ve always dreamt of working. He has helped me out so much that He must have a very high opinion of me.” – on God.
[Referring to Arsene Wenger once more, who must be like a kid in a candy shop right now]…“If he is right and I am afraid of failure it is because I didn’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware, that’s failure. He’s a specialist in failure. If I do that in Chelsea, eight years, I leave and don’t come back.”
I suppose it is only a matter of time until we hear him open up about his sacking at Chelsea and you have to feel there could be some fireworks. That being said many fans still love him, and perhaps there is a chance of returning for another stint once the dust settles somewhere down the line.
Thanks for the good times José, watching your post-match press conferences after each defeat this season are memories that will long be savoured.
If seeing grown men act like children is your thing check out why Mourinho and Wenger aren’t all that fond of each other.
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