Within minutes of Jose Mourinho's re-appointment to Chelsea, jokes were already flying around of him being sacked for not having won a trophy yet.
Whilst Mourinho should ignore these, he should not have ignored Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich's activities since he last left the dugout. The Blues have changed managers eight times between The 'Special One' going from and coming back to the hot-seat.
What is most alarming about this now though, is that Abramovich now seems to be firing managers because he can, not because they are underachieving.
Roberto Di Matteo won the FA Cup and Champions League as temporary manager, got a full term contract, then was quickly given the boot.
Rafael Benitez survived the wrath of the Chelsea supporters for the best part of a season, guided Chelsea to the Europa League trophy - which was the best he could have done when he came in - and was still not offered a chance to stay.
And now Chelsea are in such a dark place that they have decided to re-appoint the man who brought them back-to-back Premier League success. Well, as dark a place as one can get having become European champions. Which, incidentally, Mourinho never managed. But let's keep that quiet, eh? After all, the media seems intent on painting Mourinho with some kind of glorious halo of brilliance.
That halo, however, looks more like a set of devil's horns to Real Madrid fans, who will be glad to see the back of him now. He won the least number of trophies a Los Blancos' manager has achieved after three seasons, he finished 15 points behind Barcelona this season in La Liga, and failed to win any trophies this season after a catastrophic Spanish Cup final defeat to local rivals Atlético Madrid.
With this in mind, it's easy to see why 'The Special One' has returned to his special club. It gives him a chance at redemption, at a club where he is idolised by the supporters.
However, this time, the expectations on Mourinho are immense. The Russian owner will expect trophies, although he might excuse Mourinho for being unable to resist the irresistible Bayern Munich in the Super Cup.
The chances of Mourinho staying more than two seasons if he does not win the League, FA Cup and/or Champion's League are slimmer than Manchester United deciding to let Manchester City win at Old Trafford to let City clinch the title.
Mourinho is playing a dangerous game here. He is risking his loved status at Chelsea for personal redemption.
And with the improvements of the competition since his last departure, it may not be long before a new manager is walking through the revolving door at the heart of Chelsea.
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