Inevitable. That is what the most capped footballer in Trinidad and Tobago History, Angus Eve, told Triniscene.com about the sacking of Jose Mourinho
“Football is a performance oriented job and all coaches internationally know this also,” said Eve, “and performance dictate, whether you keep your job or not.”
Jose Mourinho had been sacked this morning as manager of Chelsea Football Club, only 7 months after leading the club to their third Barclays Premier League trophy. Eve said that it didn’t matter if Mourinho had only won the league last season
The self proclaimed ‘Special One’ had been under fire this season as the current league champions wallow in a poor vein of form. Chelsea have won only 3 games in their last 16 games, drawing 3 and losing 9. They are currently 16th in the league, just one point away from the relegation zone.
“I think that he had lost the dressing room, he lost the faith of the players. Clearly they were not playing for him. You saw the incident where Diego Costa threw the bib in his direction.”
Eve believes that at this point in time, Chelsea is not the right fit for Mourinho, stating that with the type of players the club has, they needed a coach who will allow them to express themselves and play with more freedom. “All of the players that Mourinho released from Chelsea are doing fantastically well in the clubs where they moved on to,” said Eve, “ Schurrle, Lukaku, Cuadrado, they are doing fantastic.”
He added that Mourinho’s rigid managing style hindered the expression he believes Chelsea’s players are in desperate need for.
In their statement to the media, Chelsea stated that Mourinho and the club parted company on mutual terms. They acknowledged that he was the most successful manager in the club’s 110 year history. Winning 3 Premier league titles, 3 league cups, an FA Cup and a Community Shield. However the results of the team in the 2015/2016 season have not been good enough.
The sacking has brought an outpour of reactions from the social community. Trinidad and Tobago Radio personality and Scorch Mogul, ‘Hoppy’, a well known local Chelsea fan, agreed with Angus Eve, stating that it was something he expected.
Fellow radio host Blaze Mogul indicated that it was "Mission Accomplished" as he felt the players have been playing in a manner to purposely get Mourinho sacked, possibly as a reaction to his treatment of physio Eva Carniero early in the season. He also warned the other teams that "Party Done!" and Chelsea would be winning games once again, moving forward.
Trinidad and Tobago Olympian, Jehue Gordan, tweeted “Sad day at the bridge to see Jose Mourinho sacked”
British Journalist and Television Personality, Piers Morgan said “Mourinho won Premier League 6 months ago - SACKED. Wenger hasn't won Premier League for 11yrs - UNSACKABLE.”
Also despite being benched by Mourinho during the last couple of Chelsea games, Cesc Fabregas thanked his former coach for all the he’d done for him. “I owe you a lot and we will all miss you. Good luck in the future," said the midfielder.
Mourinho’s last game for the club was a 2-1 loss to Lecister City on Monday. Both the fans and players, will now eagerly await the announcement of the new coach of Chelsea FC.