Jose Mourinho talks of a Broken Chelsea last season!
Jose Mourinho has spoken for the first time of what was happening at Chelsea last season in the dressing room and on the terraces and has...
Jose Mourinho has spoken for the first time of what was happening at Chelsea last season in the dressing room and on the terraces and has described Chelsea as "broken".
He has been quick to call for the support of the fans starting with our game against Hull on Sunday. He said:
'I want them to be with us as a Blue family - a Blue family that last year, at certain moments, looked like it was broken.
I just want to put the family back together so I want them to support us all.
I want the players to be supported, I want them to support Chelsea. I want them to be with us in good moments and bad moments, in cold weather and sunny weather, at home and away, when we are winning and losing.
What you did, you did. No one can delete it, no one can take away my history at Chelsea. And I know the Chelsea mentality. They will never forget what I did before. They will never forget that I gave everything to this club.
I want to be seen as a new manager of Chelsea, I want to be analysed for what I do now. I want to work here and be loved for what I do now.
My career is very rich. I have won lots of things in different places. Every competition I wanted to win, I did it. So I don't feel that pressure that a manager without a big CV would feel.
The only pressure I feel is the pressure of fighting for my own club. Because being the manager of Chelsea means more than being the manager of any other club. Not because of what I did, not because of the pressure to succeed again. But because I always want Chelsea to win - even in the last five years with 10 different managers.
He's spot on isn't he once again about last season. At times it did feel like that and only changed after Rafa's outburst at Middlesborough. There is no argument that although the chanting died down, a certain element of supporters remained divided in their opinion of what was going on at the club.Now I'm here, I can do something I couldn't do for the last five years - help Chelsea win. That's the only pressure I feel.
Some say that Jose Mourinho was the ONLY replacement that Roman could bring into the club to calm things down and to get the supporters back on side. I for one feel that Mourinho had to come back to the club and not just for that reason but for plenty of others.
I like the fact he has called for the supporters to be together. Being honest, I do not believe that he would have had to after it was confirmed he was to return as manager and subsequently unveiled.
In saying that, a quick message to the supporters calling for unity, for everyone to be together as one working towards the same goals is typical Mourinho as he prepares to embark on his second stint as Manager. You can also choose your own odds on whether or not this second spell will have the same levels of success as the first time he was here!
Mourinho is also quick to point out that what has happened in the past IS the past and people should focus on the work he is and intends to do this time around. I really like that approach. Football is moving forward so quickly these days with technology, training techniques and the tactical approach to the game and Mourinho is quick to evolve to stay ahead of most managers in the game.
He has described being the manager of Chelsea as "Meaning more than being manager of any other club" and that's exactly what we have wanted to hear for such a long time. We had it with Mourinho, Di Matteo and now Mourinho again, people who are passionate as supporters of our club as being the manager.
We never had that with Scolari, Hiddink, Ancelotti, AVB or Benitez. They all came here to do a job as manager but we never 100% passionate about the club as we were. Hiddink and Ancelotti both bought into it with successes that followed but with Mourinho once again we have a real desire to do right by the club he supports and has a will to win for.
Would you put it past him in doing so again this season with the supporters 100% behind him and the team?
Carefree & KTBFFH!