By AYYAZ MALIK
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who won the league title last season has been sensationally sacked by the West London club. The Blues who appointed their former manager for a second spell in June 2013, have decided to end the ‘special one’s’ tenure by mutual consent.
Sadly for Jose, this season has seen disappointment after disappointment on the field with high-profile defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City amongst others.
Off the pitch hasn’t been much better as Mourinho is engulfed with a legal dispute with former club doctor Eva Carneiro who claims she was sexually discriminated against.
Despite all the upheaval that has been going on at Chelsea on and off the pitch, the noises from the Stamford Bridge board were that they wanted to stick by their man.
The last straw for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich though however was Monday’s defeat to Leicester, which meant the Foxes returned back to the top of the league and that The Blues are now only a point off the bottom three.
That defeat on Monday was Chelsea’s ninth defeat of what has been a very damaging season. In this current situation, the defending champions would hope to at least to salvage a Champions League place, but even that is difficult considering how the Premier League season has unfolded this year.
At this stage there are rumours, but if those rumours are to be believed former caretaker boss Gus Hiddink who lead The Blues on a caretaker basis in 2009, is set to do the same here.
The 69-year old Dutchman is out of work after quitting Holland’s national team. Other names touted that have been touted are former Barca coach Pep Guardiola who is widely expected to leave German giants Bayern Munich and former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Personally, we think Gus Hiddink will be Chelsea caretaker boss until the end of the season. The Blues will then get Ancelotti after he has finished his sabbatical for the start of next season.
As for Jose, he wouldn’t be short of offers. Again rumours at this point, but Manchester United are said to be after his services after some are calling for the head of current boss Louis Van Gaal who continues to struggle.
Other offers are apparently on the table from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. It’s fair to say Jose isn’t short of offers, after all, he is the special one.