Mourinho still the benchmark?

Petr Cech has alot of attention today after his interview has been published in various media outlets today. The focus of attention is on h...

Petr Cech has alot of attention today after his interview has been published in various media outlets today. The focus of attention is on his comment's on the situation with the manager at Chelsea. AVB is his seventh different manager at the club since he signed in the summer of 2004 and believes that the time Mourinho spent at the club remains the benchmark.

He said:
“Managers have their own philosophy and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, Of course Jose Mourinho set a standard and of course the others have to try and do better than him.

I think that’s the philosophy and I hope there will be a way for André to continue for many years. Seven managers have been appointed as Chelsea manager since I joined the club and, unfortunately, apart from Jose who was here for three-and-a-half years, nobody lasted long. You will see, if we have a great season then we will build the base for the manager to stay for many years.

Since Andre was here (before) working with Jose many things have changed, The club has changed. He has changed — from a person who was on the technical staff to being a manager — and I think that so far everything has been working well and I hope that will continue.”

I agree that Mourinho's the benchmark purely for the time he spent as manager. He brought the title back to the Bridge after 50 years and did it again the following season which is a feat in itself. Carlo Ancelotti brought the double to the Bridge for the first time in our history and some people say it's better than what Jose achieved. I think the two are on a par personally.

I think we all agree that we have had too many knee jerk reactions from Roman at times but can see the logic in what he is doing. However at the same time, managers should be given the time to help the team evolve and rebuild.

Being honest, and I think a fair few of you will agree with me, the team is still Mourinho's side with only a couple of additions. The core of the side is still there and maybe this is the reason that these other managers haven't been given the time they would need to rebuild.

Think of the signings Scolari made at the club. There was only a couple of players brought into the fold but how many of them are left here? Jose Bosingwa is the only one left of Scolari's tenure. With Ancelotti it's different as it's more recent but again, the spine of our side is more or less the same as to when Jose was here.

The question will remain if AVB can be successful at Chelsea. I believe he will be and after the £13.3m investment from Roman to get him, surely he will be given the time he needs to evolve our squad.

Maybe then, people will finally see a new Chelsea and the shadow of Mourinho's side will become a distant memory.


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