By: Ben Sundock
If you haven’t heard already, Jose Mourinho, current manager of Chelsea, has been drawing copious amounts of media coverage for his constant sideline antics. These antics have quickly grown to be the one true downfall of Mourinho’s managerial abilities. It’s hard to believe after two years with Chelsea finishing second in 2013 and first a year ago, that his job could very well be in jeopardy.
The antics caught up to Mourinho at his previous coaching job with Real Madrid where after four years with the club, there was a “mutual agreement” between Mourinho and his agent, and the officials at Real Madrid. There were several factors that led to the decision to part ways. The first coming in 2011 during the Supercopa de España where Mourniho was seen gouging the eyes of an FC Barcelona coach during a brawl on the sideline between coaches. Mourinho also became famous at Real Madrid for calling out referees after games and strongly voicing his displeasure in post game press conferences, frequently drawing fines. Even though in 2013 Real Madrid had resigned a new contract with Mourinho through 2016, they did not hesitate in firing him due to the accumulation of problems.
Now in his second stint with Chelsea, Mourinho is in danger of losing his job yet again. Oddly enough, Jose has just signed a contract extension with Chelsea through the 2019 season back in August but now there’s doubt that he could remain at the club even through the entirety of this season. Mourniho doesn’t belong at a prestigious club such as Chelsea. With it being one of the most recognized and successful clubs in the English Premier League, Mourinho’s behavior only tarnishes the reputation of the blues. As of this season, Jose received a £50,000 and a one-match stadium ban a month ago after again, you guessed it, complaining in his post game press conference about a missed call by the referees.
It appears that Mourinho is heading down the same road he did at Real Madrid and could be out of a job again come June. It’s hard to believe that such a successful coach on the field can be such a hassle off the field that it costs him his job not once, but twice.