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Ex-footballer and TalkSport host Alan Brazil says Chelsea should stand by Jose Mourinho and that the club would be mad to sack him.

Speaking on his breakfast show this morning, Brazil, who played for, amongst others, Ipswich Town, Manchester United and Spurs as well as his native Scotland a career spanning much of the 70s and 80s, claimed that Jose Mourinho is the best man to turn around Chelsea’s season.

“Yes, Chelsea are not playing that well, but look at the table and if you let Mourinho sort it they will be back up there,” Brazil said.

He continued:

“If you push Jose out of this job you are off your head. Who is going to come in and take over? Whoever does will have a bunch of rebellious players. 

“The press have it in for him and it amazes me because we need characters. For me, if it blows over, and it a big if, then he will get back to winning ways. I am certain of that. I like winners, and if you look at where Jose has been, wherever he has been he is a winner and you can’t just push someone aside for having a bad time. It’s nonsense.

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According to the Dutch sources, Guus Hiddink  is ready to take the opportunity to replace Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge if the club will make him such an offer.

After a surprising failure with the Dutch national team Hiddink is currently out of work. Experienced coach immediately became the subject of speculation about his future. And according to various Dutch sources, me might be interested in Chelsea return.

Hiddink joined Chelsea as a temporary coach on 11 February 2009 as Luiz Felipe Scolari replacement. What is interesting in same time he was also the coach of the Russian national team. In his last game at Stamford Bridge he won the 2009 FA Cup against Everton.

It is said that Hiddink would willingly  jump at the chance to replace Mourinho at Chelsea if he had such a chance.

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the FA for his behaviour during his side’s 2-1 loss to West Ham.

The 52-year old was sent to the stands at half time after comments made to referee Jon Moss, who sent off Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic shortly before half time.

Mourinho watched most of the second half from the directors’ box at Upton Park, but disappeared shortly after Andy Carroll scored West Ham’s winning goal, and did not reappear to fulfil his post-match press duties, having previously said his relationship with the media would be changing.

The Premier League have confirmed that should a club fail to undertake media obligations, the governing body will write to them to obtain their reasons before deciding on any sanction.

It added that this can range from a warning to a fine, with each case looked at on its merits.

The report from Moss is yet to be submitted to the FA, but is expected to contain his reasoning for sending Mourinho to the stands.

Chelsea assistant manager Silvio Louro was too shown a red card for his own comments made to the referee, and has also been charged with misconduct.

Furthermore, Chelsea are facing a £25,000 fine for having more than five players booked in one Premier League game. As well as the two yellow cards given to Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Willian, Cesc Fabregas, John Mikel Obi and Diego Costa were also booked at Upton Park.

Both sides have been charged with failing to control their players.


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Diego Costa is convinced that Jose Mourinho should not be blamed for Chelsea’s poor results. The Spaniard recognizes that all Chelsea players are guilty of disappointing start to the new season.

Chelsea ace has no doubt that the blame being put on Mourinho isn’t fair as Chelsea players were too confident about winning the Premier League crown again without facing any difficulties while the reality is different.

Costa told Soccer AM:

“I think we are to blame, the players,”

“Like I’ve been saying we came back too relaxed and thinking we were going to win it again like last season. ”

“I think the other teams got stronger and we have to take a further step in terms of quality and effort as a group.”

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

AS Monaco shareholder Alessandro Prato reveals that the French giants are doing their best to lure Jose Mourinho to Ligue 1 club.

According to the latest reports Mourinho could be sacked if Chelsea lose to Liverpool in the upcoming Premier League clash. However it seems that the Portuguese coach will not be too long unemployed as AS Monaco shareholder has revealed that the French club have already established contact with Mourinho. Alessandro Proto claims that the French giants are ready to make a move for the Special One.

Proto told Spanish newspaper Sport:

“On Saturday night the first contact was made with Jose Mourinho about training Monaco,”

“We are still in a very early stage but we are convinced that Mourinho could train Monaco.”


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Chelsea manager José Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says the club should stand by Jose Mourinho despite the appalling form so far this season, insisting that the Portuguese will turn the team’s fortunes around soon.

Ancelotti, who was sacked by Chelsea in 2011 after himself failing to retain the Premiership crown, says he did not expect Chelsea to begin their defence of the title to start so badly but that Mourinho is the right man to get the Blues’ season back on track.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport Ancelotti said this:

“I didn’t expect this crisis, but I do understand the reasons behind these problems. I think they are feeling sated.

“Last year they won by a mile, now they are more relaxed. Don’t worry, Mourinho will sort it out. He is the right man.

“Manchester City are the most complete squad in the Premier League, but every now and then they go off piste. They are not 100 per cent reliable.

“I’d watch out for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger did well to change their system, so he waits and counters to get the best out of the pace of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.”

Ancelotti left Real Madrid in the summer having replaced Jose Mourinho in 2013. The Italian reportedly turned down the Liverpool job before Jurgen Klopp took over.

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Bayern Munich captain Phillip Lahm has called for Guardiola to stay with the German giants amid talk he could be on his way to Premiership this summer.

Guardiola has one season left on his Bayern Munich contract and has so far not indicated he will sign another. The Spaniard, who has won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in his two full seasons in Germany so far, has been linked with a move to a number of English clubs including Chelsea.

Talk of the double Champions League winner coming to Stamford Bridge has intensified in recent weeks as the Blues continue suffer their worst start to a Premiership season in a generation and speculation around the future of Jose Mourinho gets louder. Rumours in the English press this morning suggest the Portuguese could lose his job should Chelsea fail to beat Liverpool on Saturday, and the Premiership champions have been linked with, as well as Guardiola, Diego Simeone, Carlo Ancelotti and Gus Hiddink.

It has long been believed that Guardiola wants his next job to be in England. He was being pursued by both Manchester clubs and Chelsea when he surprisingly took over at Bayern Munich in 2013. Lahm hopes he can be persuaded to resist England once again when his three year contract comes to an end this summer.

Speaking to reporters after Bayern’s 4-0 win over Koln on Saturday, the five time European champions’ 1000th Bundesliga win, Lahm said this:

“The team’s opinion is clear. We enjoy working together with our coach and he is an outstanding manager.

Everything else is not in our hands. The only thing I can say is that the team would like (Pep) Guardiola to stay.”


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Chelsea legend Ron Harris believes the club should back manager Jose Mourinho and refrain from sacking him despite the poor start to the season.

Harris, who holds the record for the most appearances for Chelsea with 795 appearances, thinks the Portuguese will change Chelsea’s fortune before long.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live, the man who captained Chelsea to the 1970 FA Cup win and European Cup Winners’ Cup success the following year said this:

“They’ve had one or two important decisions go against them and it’s only natural people get a bit irate.

“Jose has always been a winner and, if he sits down and thinks about it today, maybe he could have handled it in a different manner. He most probably regrets it.

“Let’s be fair, if you look at his track record where ever he’s been, you don’t become a bad manager after 10 games, I do the hospitality at the club and I’ve not seen too many people at Chelsea moaning and groaning.

“Maybe they are disappointed with the results, but I’m sure Jose will turn that around.”


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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill claims the players were left distraught after the 2-1 defeat to West Ham United yesterday.

Cahill, 29, scored the equaliser but was part of a back-line that failed abjectly as the Blues suffered another defeat in what has been their worst start to a season in a generation.

Speaking to the press afterwards, the England international said this:

“The mood in the dressing room is not great – like you’d imagine when you lose games. 

“Last season we weren’t used to it. The lads are devastated.

“You’re left scratching your head sometimes. In the first half a Cesc Fabregas goal could have been given and we had a goal that was nearly over the line. That sums up the way we’re going.

“And then we’ve got the sending-off. Originally we played on – we thought the referee had played on. Maybe the assistant called it back, I’m not sure sure what’s happened there. 

“We’ve not had the rub of the green, but we’re not feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to work hard to turn this round.

“Not many words are being said at the moment. I’m sure we’ll reflect in next day or so. We worked really hard with 10 men and had the majority of the play in the second half. It’s a summary of our season at the minute.”



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