Life is currently not treating the 52-year-old well. We wouldn’t like to be in his shoes at the moment. Eva Carneiro is about to file an individual case against Mourinho, rumours about an impending sacking are rife and angry players are continuously appearing on the front pages.
Words: Ena Bilobrk, Subeditor: Jack Everitt
Carneiro, the former Blues doctor, has already announced she will sue the club for constructive dismissal and now she is about to initiate a separate but connected individual claim against the Chelsea boss.
Eva Carneiro therefore states Mourinho has played a big role in her current degradation after calling her “naive and impulsive” in August. The claim of victimisation and discrimination is expected to be served to Mourinho on Nov. 8 together with the constructive dismissal.
As if there wasn’t enough to deal with, Chelsea first-team players are reportedly disappointed and unsatisfied with the current situation in the changing room at Stamford bridge.
According to BBC Radio 5 presenter Gary Richardson “Jose Mournho’s relationship with many of his players is at rock bottom.” He adds that his “information comes from a Chelsea first-team player” and that “one of the players said recently ‘I’d rather lose than win for him”.
A key factor is his relationship with Eden Hazard, one of his most crucial players, the relationship is said to be under “immense strain”.
This could also explain Chelsea’s unusual underperformance. Losing their first match in August against Arsenal. Since then, the current champions have lost six of their eleven matches, including defeats to Crystal Palace, Southampton and Liverpool.
It is hard to predict what will happen next, as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would have sacked any other manager, by now. But the Russian billionaire is said to be “desperate” for Mourinho to turn it around.
According to The Telegraph Abramovich has given the Portuguese a final chance, namely that he will continue backing Mourinho only if Chelsea qualifies for the Champions League.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has shown his full support for Jose Mourinho.
Speaking on Sky’s Monday Night Football Lampard stated: “Stability is the ideal… You want to see a manager stay, you want to see young players coming through… He has got a four-year contract and he has got the best record as Chelsea manager. He is proven world class, and I think they should stick with him.”
If the Chelsea boss fails to keep his place at Stamford Bridge, a job at his former club Real Madrid could be the next move. La Liga expert Guillem Balague believes that Real’s president Florentino Perez would be pleased about a return for Jose Mourinho.