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Top 15 Reasons Roman Abramovich Should Sack Jose Mourinho

Russian owner Roman Abramovich isn’t afraid of pulling the trigger and Jose Mourinho is in the firing line. After the 2-1 home loss to Southampton the club’s board held a crisis meeting at HQ while a gathering of journalists lingered like vultures surrounding a dying animal. They smelt blood but “The Special One” was given Chelsea’s backing, at least for the meantime.

The Portuguese coach had the English media eating out of his hand when he arrived for his first season in 2004. Coming off the back of Champions League success with Porto, the charismatic manager swept all before him to take back-to-back Premier League titles and solidify himself as the top boss in the game. A treble-winning season with Inter Milan and a La Liga title with Real Madrid did nothing to dent his ego, but his 3 seasons at the Bernabeu changed Jose.

First of all he lost his devilish young looks, transforming from a glowing Iberian to a withered old man in the space of a few years. The stress of coaching took a toll on the most confident man in the sport and since that time Mourinho’s image of superiority has proven to be a façade. He was sacked acrimoniously before by Abramovich in 2007 and whose to say history won’t repeat itself again?

The bizarre quotes that are emanating from Stamford Bridge are a worrying sign for Jose loyalists. It appears the walls are closing as Chelsea’s league position spirals downward. The fans are beginning to turn and the players are growing ever frustrated by their style. Roman wants his team winning and playing an attractive brand of football that reflects on him well, so it might be a matter of time before Jose is given his marching orders from West London for a second time. Here are the top 15 reasons Abramovich should sack Jose Mourinho.

16 Going Mad

via independent.co.uk

15 John Terry Tension

via theguardian.com

14 Eva Carneiro Saga

via telegraph.co.uk

13 Shocking Football

via footballfancast.com

12 Stifling Creative Players

via bbc.com

11 Carlo Ancelotti Availability

via les-transferts.com

10 Picking Needless Fights

via thesun.co.uk

9 Arsene Wenger Obsession

via telegraph.co.uk

8 Branislav Ivanovic Selection

via goal.com

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6 No Longer Media Darling

via mirror.co.uk

5 No Youth Coming Through

via wikipedia.org

4 Threat of Mutiny Edging Closer

via dailymail.co.uk

3 Surrounded By “Yes” Men

via dailymail.co.uk

2 Losing Fan Support

via mirror.co.uk

1 Becoming Easy Beats

via sports.ndtv.com

16th in the league. 2 wins from 8 matches. Equal second worst defense in the competition with 17 goals conceded. The aura surrounding the champions has faded fast to the point where Southampton had the confidence to comeback from a goal down at Stamford Bridge to win fairly comfortably. With a host of internationals the club has every ingredient there to turn the form around, but even a late push to qualify for the Champions League in 3rd or 4th position won’t satisfy the owners. Teams aren’t afraid of Chelsea under Mourinho anymore and one way to change that is to switch the man in the dugout.

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