Reliable sources from the Stamford Bridge has revealed that a replacement for Jose Mourinho is being lined up. Although the Chelsea management have come out to throw their weight behind the coach following a woeful start to the season, and even the Coach himself bragged that Chelsea will be sacking their best manager ever if they show him the exit door, but it is believed a continual poor run will leave the club no choice than to bring in a replacement for the dugout.
The chances of either retaining the title or ending up in the top 4 position are still slim for 16th-placed Chelsea, and regardless of the financial implications, letting Jose go might be the last resort in the eventuality of a poor end-of-the-season position.
The mirror reports from a credible source in Portugal,
“Chelsea are looking at Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone as a replacement for Jose Mourinho. According to sources in Portugal, Mourinho is aware that the Blues are putting a succession plan in place if he fails to turn around
Chelsea’s stuttering season. Simeone is admired for the job he has done at Atletico – but he will come at a huge cost. The Argentine signed a new five-year contract worth a basic £22.5million in March. The deal included a £15million buy-out clause that either party can trigger at the end of each season.”
But given the seemingly similar style, charisma and philosophy of both coaches, Cholo ending up at the Bridge is almost the same as getting a new version of Mourinho back in the dugout, and the results might not be different and the problems might just be “uninspired and tired” players as opposed to a “Mourinho’s 3rd season curse”. Whatever the decision is eventually, getting Simeone to leave the Vicente Calderon won’t be the easiest of tasks. Not in terms of finance, but in terms of convincing the coach to leave a club he loves. With virtually no great coach available at the moment, Chelsea might just have to stick with Mourinho no matter what happens.