Originally posted by Palynka
I'm interested to see why. Mourinho's habit of storming out of clubs is making him a liability. Something was obviously amiss this season.
Aren't we all. I'd say mutual consent was accurate though. If Mourinho thought he'd be sacked he could have sat tight and waited for the chop, then he'd get fully paid up and the Chelsea fans would only have the board to blame. It seems Chelsea wanted rid of him but didn't want to sack him so that they didn't look like the bad guys to the fans and players.
Seemingly they managed to undermine Mourinho by bringing in Grant (who Mourinho did not want or like) last summer. You could say it started by buying Shevchenko and Ballack (again, neither was wanted by JM) the previous summer - but why were the knives out for him then after 2 titles in 2 seasons? I reckon it started with the refusal to purchase defensive cover last January. Chelsea had stopped playing the attractive football that they had in JM's first 2 seasons (ironically, by trying to fit Sheva and Ballack into the team) and Abramovich had noticably started to miss a few games at the Bridge. Apparently there was a big bust up at the time and I reckon RA decided then that he wanted shot of Mourinho.
After realising how bad it would look, I reckon he decided to make Mourinho's life hell until he was willing to accept the offer of mutual consent. Enter Grant as Director of Football.
I don't like the guy very much but he's a very good coach and a huge personality and I hope he stays in the Premiership.