Chelsea senior players are waiting for their techy manager’s departure – as a major portion of the team believes, it is a simple case of ‘when not if’ the boss is sacked.
The Blues suffered a humiliating defeat against West Ham on Saturday and reports are saying there is an increasing tension within the dressing room about Chelsea manager Mourinho’s behaviour.
Sources from the dressing-room are keen to make look the situation as there is no such rebellion against the Portuguese manager – but players are quite confused about the mysterious behaviour of Mourinho.
The Chelsea manager already has been fined £50,000m along with one-match stadium ban for criticising referee after losing against Southampton at home this month.
And the sending-off for arguing with referee again in Saturday’s defeat to West Ham shocked the players, majority of whom actually believe the red card shown to Nemanja Matic – which was the triggering incident for Mourinho’s latest meltdown – was not a wrong decision by the referee.
However, some of the team members have showed grievances about their arrogant manager, there is also a campaign going on insisting that Mourinho has not “lost the dressing-room” and a sympathetic feeling, in the statement of one player , “we just want our Jose back”.
Yet there is a growing concern that Mourinho right now is not able to lift himself to guide the Blues with his famous motivational powers.
Mourinho has gone into a rather techy, dark mood since the 2-2 draw against Swansea at home on the very first day of this season, when he mysteriously turned his fire on club doctors Jon Fearn and Eva Carneiro which led to the controversial departure of the player’s favourite, popular among the supporters, lady medic Carneiro.
Chelsea are now in their worst-ever Premier League start, living dangerously on the 15th place with five defeats in opening ten games.
And when club owner Roman Abramovich decided to make the unexpected move of showing a public vote of confidence to Mourinho two weeks ago, players have become confused, whether the Portuguese manager is set to leave or staying.
But Defeat against Liverpool this weekend seems to become the final straw for Mourinho who has given three Premier League silverwares in two spells at Stamford Bridge.