In the last decade there have been two things very consistent with Chelsea sides: success and manager problems.
This year, following a Champions League and FA Cup triumph, manager Roberto Di Matteo was shown the exit - after a few poor results - with Rafa Benitez coming in as an Interim manager to take over until the season’s end.
Chelsea fans have been discontent with the board’s decision to put in charge a previously rival manager and displays of turmoil and unrest have been an unwelcome sight at many matches.
Benitez himself has assured fans that he will be leaving at the season’s close meaning that a new manager will be brought in in the summer.
The most popular choice is the ‘Special One’, Jose Mourinho. Mourinho’s last reign at Stamford Bridge ended abruptly but saw him win every domestic title in England.
Throughout this season poor form and disruption amongst staff and players have caused many to believe that Mourinho’s time in the Spanish capital is coming to an end.
The prospect of a dream return to South London originally seemed like a pipe dream but it is believed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put his differences aside with the Portuguese meaning, so long as Chelsea qualify for the Champions League, Mourinho is likely to return.
While the possibility of a new manager - along with new signings - will excite fans it should frighten other supporters. Chelsea have excelled to the latter stages of two cup competitions and remain the only English team competing in a European tournament.
In the league Chelsea are third and will be confident of a top four finish. The position that Chelsea currently find themselves in has been guided with a manager that the fans deeply disapprove of; therefore how much better could the Blues be when there’s no unrest within their stadium?
Interim manager Benitez has reportedly had disputes with club captain John Terry over the performance of the London side. Skipper Terry apparently argued that the majority of the group of players Benitez inherited won last season’s Champions League therefore mismanagement by the Spaniard is the true cause for poor results.
Whether or not it is Mourinho who arrives during the summer, Chelsea fans will be uplifted to see a new face at the helm and a more hospitable atmosphere for the Blues to play in could very well improve results.
Chelsea will be targeting silverware both this season and the next; with Abramovich’s thirst for winning undeterred and an expected summer overhaul a new manager could spell big trouble to Chelsea’s rivals.
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