Monday, September 24, 2007

Mourinho leaves what...!

No doubt you have all heard about Mourinho leaving Chelsea last week. I remembered waking up, turning on the TV to watch the cricket and there is was in the bottom corner...latest news...Mourinho leaves Chelsea. I have to say I was extremely shocked as you all probably were. I mean there was this 'special' manager who has come first, first, second, semi-finals of the champions league, FA Cup, Coca-Cola Cup. Anyway we all know the credentials, and this manager leaves of so called 'mutual -consent'.

Were I begin to get annoyed is when I hear Gordon Brown is going to make a speech about him leaving Chelsea...half the papers do not agree with it, there is going to be demonstrations by the supporters, and then you have the final straw of Andy Townsend on Talksport ( talking about Abromovich having to explain his actions. This is all football gone mad.

Abromovich has put his own money into the club, he is the one who has brought the success to the club, he has bankrolled the players and now he is being asked to explain his actions. People seem to forget that Fabio Cappello, having brought the title to Real Madrid ( after a four year absence gets sacked by the president, and no one batters an eyelid. Compared to that this Mourinho incident should be one of a manager leaving a Unibond division team. Madrid is so much bigger than Chelsea and they make do with a change of manager, whereas this Chelsea event has been ridiculous.

I am not saying there is nothing personal in this, as a Liverpool supporter I have never like Mourinho but have respected what he has achieved. Not losing a game at home over 99 matches is a statistic that speaks for itself. But this incident shows that sometimes football needs to be put into perspective (can't believe I just said that), a manager leaving a club is an everyday event, and just because it is Chelsea it should not be treated any different.

Anyway, hopefully you can agree and see where I am coming from. Would like to hear the view of Chelsea supporters on this.


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