Jose Mourinho has failed this season Watch

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In Mou's first year back at the Bridge, Chelsea are on the verge of a trophy-less season and 3rd place finish. This is on the back of spending in excess of £65m over the summer, with unquestioned support from the fans and board and whilst playing arguably the least entertaining football in the league along the way.

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They also recently lost 2-1 at 'Fortress Stamford' to season-long relegation candidates, Sunderland. :teehee:


Therefore, in relative terms, it is difficult to see how Mourinho hasn't failed as Chelsea manager this season. Anyone else probably would probably get the sack this summer.




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CL semis, in the title race until what looks to be the last day, and 16/18 points from the top 4.

The only standards by which that is a failure is Mourinho's own.
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He's failed for his own standards perhaps. It's still been a solid season though.
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He definitely failed this season, just not as bad as he failed last season
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(Original post by Nickini)
CL semis, in the title race until what looks to be the last day, and 16/18 points from the top 4.

The only standards by which that is a failure is Mourinho's own.
...and the standards by which many people on here deemed Guardiola to be deserving a sack and his first season at Bayern as failure yesterday?
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This is on the back of spending in excess of £65m over the summer
You forgot another £50m in January.

Sorry, but spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is failure. Plain and simple.
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You forgot another £50m in January.

Sorry, but spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is failure. Plain and simple.
Net spend was actually around £45m this season fyi
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You forgot another £50m in January.

Sorry, but spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is failure. Plain and simple.
If spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is a failure, what is spending £110m to finish 6th?
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If spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is a failure, what is spending £110m to finish 6th?
Referring to Spurs or United? Ours was ''only'' £83m, but still.
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You forgot another £50m in January.

Sorry, but spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is failure. Plain and simple.
Very true, my bad. Also, this squad is easily good enough to win the league or at the very minimum a trophy. And here I thought Mou 'always got it right in the big games'. :rolleyes: In a similar parallel I'd say Pellegrini had failed this season but City already have a trophy and have to be the favourites to win the league as well.


(Original post by Nickini)
CL semis, in the title race until what looks to be the last day, and 16/18 points from the top 4.

The only standards by which that is a failure is Mourinho's own.

(Original post by Isometrix)
He's failed for his own standards perhaps. It's still been a solid season though.
I still don't see how he hasn't failed relative to the funds, other resources and support he has had. It's totally his own fault that he didn't buy a better striker in the summer or even in January. Selling Mata was also a bad idea.
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It his fault for signing every striker in the world without recalling Lukaku.
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...and the standards by which many people on here deemed Guardiola to be deserving a sack yesterday and his first season at Bayern as a failure?
People are incredibly fickle, and the expectations of two of the best managers in the world will always be high, often unrealistically so.

Neither of them has failed, although I wouldn't say either of them has succeeded either.
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Referring to Spurs or United? Ours was ''only'' £83m, but still.
Utd aren't finish sixth, though. I'm talking about Spuds.
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He has done rather well with a team with crappy strikers. Once he buys a goal scoring striker, Chelsea will start winning trophies from next season.
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If spending £110m to finish 3rd in the league is a failure, what is spending £110m to finish 6th?
They mainly spent the money earned from selling one of the best players in the world who won them a ridiculous amount of points last season. Unfair comparison.
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Nope, I never thought we would win anything this season.
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(Original post by Endless Blue)
I still don't see how he hasn't failed relative to the funds, other resources and support he has had. It's totally his own fault that he didn't buy a better striker in the summer or even in January. Selling Mata was also a bad idea.
I agree he should probably have done better, and I wouldn't say his season has been a success, but as I said, the only standards by which he's failed are his own. Had Chelsea stuck with Benitez e.g. and had exactly the same season would people be calling it a failure?
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Difficult question. Viewed in isolation, a trophy-less season is a failure for a club like Chelsea and a manager like Mourinho, although it's far from a disaster.

But if Chelsea go on to win loads of trophies in the next 2 years, this will be viewed as the year Mourinho tinkered with the team and prepared his master-plan.

Still, this looks to be his second consecutive trophy-less season (Spanish Super Cup notwithstanding) so he'll need a very strong showing next year to maintain his prestige.
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(Original post by Kenan and Kel)
They mainly spent the money earned from selling one of the best players in the world who won them a ridiculous amount of points last season. Unfair comparison.
Atletico Madrid's team costs significantly less than £110m and they're 1st in La Liga and just ****** Chelsea 3-1 at the Bridge - bear in mind, they've had to sell the likes of Forlan, Aguero and Falcao.

It's a fine comparison, but for some reason the Spuds apologists still defend the overrated and useless summer signings that have been very fortunate this season considering the amount of silly 1-0's they've scraped through.
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(Original post by Endless Blue)
Therefore, in relative terms, it is difficult to see how Mourinho hasn't failed as Chelsea manager this season. Anyone else probably would probably get the sack this summer.
But sadly for the rest of the league, Jose will still be there next year which means Chelsea will be a serious threat again. And lets be honest, its fun to **** him off but United, Arsenal or Spurs fans would be well chuffed if they heard Jose was coming to be their manager next season.
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