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Chelsea need to stick with one manager to find stability

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After two-and-a-half seasons of managerial stability at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have again returned to their ruthless ways, sacking yet another manager despite him helping the club win the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup in 2014/15.

Many will probably say that Jose Mourinho deserved this or he should have seen it coming after the Blues’ disastrous run in the Premier League this season. And, yes, it is true that Chelsea have been very disappointing in the Premier League this season, with them currently sitting in 16th place in the EPL table.

The West London side’s excellent home record under Mourinho has also been shattered this season, with the Blues already suffering four Premier League defeats at Stamford Bridge.

Still, the Portuguese should have been given some more time to clean up this season’s mess. Nine defeats from the first sixteen EPL games is obliviously a very poor record, and most managers would not have been able to find their way after such a dismal start.

However, in this case, the manager was Mourinho, the man who has time and again proved that he is capable of achieving the impossible and doing things that very few managers can do.

The Portuguese came into the limelight after helping Porto do the impossible and win the treble (Champions League, Portuguese League and the Portuguese Cup) in the 2003/04 season.

Mourinho proved that the success he found at Porto was not a fluke as he went on to win even more trophies at Chelsea (2004-2007), Inter Milan (2008-2010) and Real Madrid (2010-2013).

Upon his return to Chelsea in 2013, he again worked his magic, helping the Blues lift their first EPL title since 2010. However, a single bad season (or rather half a season) eventually cost Mourinho his job at Chelsea.

Chelsea have always been ruthless when it comes to managers, with the club changing ten different bosses in the last ten years. Although the club have no doubt found success, they still lack stability due to the team being subject to the systems and philosophies of so many different managers in the last ten years.

What teams like Chelsea and Manchester City do not understand is that a club, in to become dominant, need to put their faith in one manager rather than changing managers at the slightest drop in form.

Liverpool and Manchester United managed to become the most successful teams in England due to them believing in a single manager. While Bob Paisley led Liverpool to success in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Manchester United became the most dominant team in England under Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times.

Both these managers had their fair shares of ups and downs during their respective managerial careers, but Liverpool and Manchester United did not lose faith in them. And these teams were subsequently rewarded as Paisley and Ferguson brought in a lot of success and silverware at Anfield and Old Trafford respectively.

So Chelsea, no doubt be looking to get a well-respected manager to succeed Mourinho, also need to be patient and start putting their faith in one manager if they want to become a dominant force in England and Europe in the future.

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