By Adeola Aderounmu
Jose Mourinho is a good manager. The results put him as probably the best manager to date in the history of football.
Many say he did it all with great clubs, but l doubt that. Porto was not a top club when Mourinho started to make his waves with them.
Fast forward 2015 Mourinho made one of the biggest mistakes any worker could make. He complained too much about his tools.
The team doctor Eva Carneiro had nothing to do with the 2-2 draw with Swansea at the beginning of the season. His outburst and reactions were over the top.
How that spilled into the players’ head and mentality is another story.
Chelsea players have not played for Mourinho this season. They are the ones who earned the bad results, not Mourinho. A coach cannot go to the pitch to play the game and he has limited options until the transfer season is re-opened in January or during the summer.
The sacking of Mourinho is one of the biggest players revolt in history.
But it was coming and to not see it is to pretend that failure is success.
He would have learnt some of the hardest lessons of his career with the bunch of arrogant, tired legs at Stamford bridge.
He must learn to be more diplomatic and never to call the name of his players during a match preview or review. Don’t blame your players in the open. Talk to them individually and collectively when necessary.
Mourinho made his errors but the poor results and the performances of the players went over the limits. Many of them paying tributes to Mourinho on social media are actually supposed to be covering their faces in shame. I won’t name them. Mourinho will do so in his many books which l am sure will be bestsellers.
I wish Mourinho success in the future and l hope the lessons are learnt.