You're not ‘The Special One’ anymore, José!
Mourinho (left) and AVB (right) during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in September
André Villas-Boas has launched an attack and former boss and current Chelsea Manager, José Mourinho.
The return of Mourinho in the Premier League was always going to be a fiery encounter with his former scout now managing Chelsea’s London Rivals, Tottenham.
Dubbed ‘The Special One’, Mourinho has been anything but since his second spell in Charge of the West London club. The Portugese has collected a mere 10 points from 10 games; Chelsea are currently sat in 14th place. According to sources from close to the Chelsea camp, Chelsea owner and Russian Billionaire, Roma Abramovich is coming close to pulling the rug from under José’s feet.
AVB (Left) and José Mourinho (right) famously fell out in 2009.
Speaking to André in an interview, the Tottenham coach confirmed that he had his doubts over how well Mourinho would do back in the Premier League.
“He’s a very good manager, he has won a lot, but everything has changed since he was in charge [of Chelsea] nearly 10 years ago. The teams in the League are much more stronger. You now have Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, ourselves and Chelsea all pushing for the top 4. That is 6 very good teams all competing for that one spot.
“He likes to play with strong midfielders, he always has. He doesn’t have that pleasure anymore. Instead he has a lot of number 10’s who are very technical and lack strength. This is why I thought he would not be as successful during his second stint at Stamford Bridge.
The two sides met earlier this year, with Chelsea snatching a late point deep into stoppage time at Stamford Bridge after Gylfi Sigurðsson put Tottenham ahead with an audacious long shot in the 88th minute.