José Mourinho is ready to start his second spell for west London side Chelsea.
As a returning coach is usually haunted by the ghost of his past, the Special One’s first season will be no bed of roses.
Chelsea's Portuguese manager has to bring back the spirit that led players such as Frank Lampard and John Terry to another level of form, so that he can begin to develop his so desired work mentality and spread it between his new squad.
La Liga and Real Madrid were important for the Special One to fully understand and sustain the pressure of not being able to control at full the display of one’s own team, knowledge that can be crucial to winning on the international stage.
Mourinho is sure to keep Chelsea at close grip.
Stamford Bridge waits to be crowned champions in the end of the season and Mourinho surely shares this same target. Before starting the engine, he should undergo a squad rejuvenation.
A better way to accomplish this is to acquire players that fit the Special One’s patterns and thoughts, capable to understand the valour of the team as a whole.
First step to build up a group set to take to the turf with the hunger for winning favoured by Mourinho.
German winger and former Leverkusen player André Schurrle was Chelsea's first summer signing.
The 22-year-old brings raw talent and his availability to adapt to different formations will be a huge bonus to Mourinho.
It is not clear, though, how Mourinho will deal with players on the edge of their strengths, whom were his pupils in glory on his last shot in south London.
If they are not capable to compete at the pace required, the Special One will have a hard time disposing of them, both professionally and emotionally.
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