Jose Mourinho wanted back at Chelsea as fans send messages to Todd Boehly after Liverpool Carabao Cup defeat

Jose Mourinho wanted back at Chelsea as fans send messages to Todd Boehly after Liverpool Carabao Cup defeat

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/02/2024

- 08:47

Updated: 26/02/2024

- 08:47

The Blues lost 1-0 in Sunday's showdown at Wembley

Chelsea fans have pleaded for the club to bring Jose Mourinho back following their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Mauricio Pochettino is facing scrutiny after his side were unable to beat a depleted Reds side at Wembley, with Virgil van Dijk scoring the only goal of the game.

There's currently nothing to suggest Chelsea will axe Pochettino, having only appointed the Argentine back in the summer.

However, with the Blues' season going from bad to worse, the prospect of Todd Boehly wielding the axe certainly isn't unfeasible.

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Todd Boehly

Chelsea fans are pleading for Todd Boehly to bring Jose Mourinho back to the club following Liverpool defeat


Boehly, like predecessor Roman Abramovich before him, has shown he's not afraid to be ruthless.

He has already sent the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter packing after failing to live up to his expectations.

And Chelsea fans have now called on the 50-year-old to bring Mourinho back as a replacement for Pochettino after their nightmare defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side.

"Chelsea should bring back Mourinho," said one user.

"Pochettino isn't a trophy winning coach, he can build young talents but not someone used in (sic) winning trophies, ChelseaFC only need Mourinho back to build a team which can be used to winning trophies even in his absence. Bring back Jose Mourinho please," pleaded a second.

A third fan said: "If Poch couldn't guide Chelsea to win the FA Cup this season, he should go. Bring back either Tuchel or Mourinho."

"Embarrassing for Chelsea. Really embarrassing. In the era of Abramovich he’s sacked, definitely bring back Mourinho," were the words of a fourth.

A fifth said: "Make changes at the end of the season. Bring back Mourinho plssss."

A sixth stated: "I’m starting to genuinely believe we need to start the cycle again and bring back Jose Mourinho with JT as his assistant and try and get that winning mentality back."

And a seventh fan said: "There’s no winning mentality in this club anymore. Please bring back Mourinho."

Mourinho has had two stints at Chelsea already.

He first touched down at Stamford Bridge back in 2004, shortly after guiding Porto to Champions League glory.

The Portuguese steered Chelsea to two Premier League titles during his first spell in west London.

But he was shown the door in 2007 shortly after missing out on a third crown to Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

In 2013, after a turbulent spell at Real Madrid, Mourinho came back.


Jose Mourinho Chelsea

Jose Mourinho won three Premier League titles across his two spells at Chelsea


He added to his legacy with Premier League and Carabao Cup triumphs in 2015.

But Mourinho was dismissed that same year after falling out with players and members of the board alike.

After Chelsea's defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, meanwhile, Gary Neville ruthlessly branded the Blues 'billion-pound bottle jobs' while commentating for Sky Sports.

Yet Pochettino batted away the insult and insisted he wasn't too fazed by the criticism levelled at his side.

“I didn’t hear what he said, but if you compare the age of the two groups, I think it is similar," he said.

Mauricio Pochettino Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure at Chelsea in the wake of the club's Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool


“I have a good relationship with Gary and I don’t know if that’s how I can take this opinion.

"But I respect his opinion. We made a few changes with [Conor] Gallagher and [Ben] Chilwell in extra time.

“But it is true we didn’t keep the energy of how we finished the second half. I don’t know how you can describe this situation.

"But I feel proud. I feel proud of the players, I think they made a big effort.

“We are a young team and it is nothing to compare with Liverpool just because they finished with also a few young players. He knows the dynamics are completely different. I think it’s not fair to talk in this way, if he said that.”

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