Jose Mourinho suffered yet another agonising defeat in the Premier League at the hands of high-flying Leicester City, as his future at Chelsea football clubs remains uncertain.
It is fair to say in his post-match interview with Sky, he seemed like a man who was defeated all ends up, as he felt “betrayed” by his players following their ninth defeat of the season. Jose has never been on such a torrid run in his whole career, and he seems like a man without any answers in this current moment. Everything he does seems to backfire horribly, and one can sympathise with the current situation he is undergoing.
Chelsea was drawn against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League knockout stages, and in truth either that or a cup run in the FA Cup seems plausible to save the season for Chelsea. They won’t be finishing in the top four this season, and Roman Abramovich seems adamant to bring back Carlo Ancelotti to the Bridge, so it seems the Russian might make a decision at the end of the season.
These results however suggest that something has to change, and Mourinho’s attitude of him against the world doesn’t help his situation. Perhaps it is a curse from the first game of the season when Eva Carneiro was wrongfully dismissed from the medical team after stepping onto the pitch to attend to Eden Hazard against Swansea.
The fact remains that there seems to be discontent amongst the dressing room, and Mourinho’s outburst last night suggests that he stands up to his reputation of not being a long-time manager.
Praise must be given to Leicester City who was outstanding last night. Riyad Mahrez, and Jamie Vardy showed that Leicester City deserve to be at the pinnacle of the table. Their real test will come in the next few games when we will see if they can last the distance or will fall away, as they go simultaneously to Merseyside to play Everton, then Liverpool, and then a home game against Manchester City.
Perhaps the role reversal of Leicester City and Chelsea’s fortunes this time last year prove how far Leicester have come under Claudio Ranieri, and how Mourinho’s third season in charge seems to be his last at most clubs. Only time will tell whether Jose will stay or go, but one fact remains that this slump cannot continue for a club of Chelsea’s stature, and something needs to change fast.