Jose Mourinho reveals reason for Chelsea's woeful title defense this season
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has opened up about his poor run at Chelsea this season.
Chelsea were favourites to retain the Premier League title this season, but they slumped to defeat after defeat which caused Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to part ways with their most successful manager ever.
Jose Mourinho believed that it was a lack of new signings which led to Chelsea’s demise.
“If you are in a club that wins, if you want to win again, you have to create instability in the winners,” he told Sky Sports.
“To do this, you have to make them doubt, you have to buy new players, you have to take them outside their comfort zone because if you win, there is a normal tendency to go to a comfort zone.”
Mourinho also revealed why he prefers the challenge of the Premier League in comparison to La Liga.
“I always say that I need competition and I need competition every week and in Spain, I was at an amazing club but I had four matches a year: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Real Madrid v Barcelona and after that we’d win 4-0, 5-0, 4-1, 6-1,” he said.
“It was difficult to win because two monsters are together, but it was easy to win matches.”
Difficult to win the league because you are competing against another team that also win and win and win like you do, so in the end, I was champion in Spain with 100 points and I lost a league in Spain with 91 points.”
“In England, you can win the leagues with 75 points, maybe less, so I needed competition.”
Allegri favourite to take over at Chelsea
Former coach Giovanni Galeone expects current Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri to take over at Chelsea this summer. The Italian is considered to be among the frontrunners for the job with some reports even claiming that he has already signed a four-year contract.
The Juventus manager has continued to play down links of his move to Stamford Bridge with his contract at Juventus not due to expire until 2017. However, Galeone who was the coach of Allegri during his playing career feels that the Italian will be in the Premier League next summer.
"I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well," the 75-year-old told Radio Radio.
"For me, he will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich has offered is really fantastic.”
"As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy."