Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Stamford Bridge has come to an unceremonious end as he was sacked by the West London outfit on Thursday after an unconvincing start to the season. Chelsea are sitting a lowly 16th in the Premier League standings after the first 16 games of the season and are just one point shy of the relegation zone. They also experienced bad results in the Champions League, although they managed to get through to the round of 16 as group winners.
However, despite the poor season, Mourinho remains the greatest manager in the history of the Blues, having guided them to three league titles during his stint at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho enjoyed an unprecedented record at Stamford Bridge as his side were unbeaten in 38 games played at the club’s home ground in his first spell at the club. The Blues won 29 times and drew the other nine.
His record was extended during the course of his second stint to 77 games, before Sunderland inflicted a 2-1 defeat on the Blues last season.
The Portuguese schemer won the Blues their first ever Premier League title during the 2004/05 season. In that season, the West Londoners accumulated 95 points, for which Mourinho got his name entered in the Guinness Books of World Record. Prior to that the Londoner’s only league title had come 50 years ago in the 1954/55 campaign.
He remains the only manager in the history of the Pensioners to have guided them to back-to-back league title wins – in the 2004/05 and the 2005/06 seasons.
Mourinho is also the only manager to have led Chelsea to two league titles and League Cup double. He achieved the feat during his first season at the club in 2004/05 and repeated the same last term when he guided the side to the Premier League title at a canter and also delivered them the League Cup as they defeated fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspurs in the final at Wembley.
In his first at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho won 67% percent of all his games, which is more than what any other manager in the Premier League era managed. Before the disastrous start of the 2015/16 Premier League season, the former Inter and Real Madrid boss had a win percentage of 63.3 percent in all competitions.
Mourinho’s record and his standings amongst the Chelsea faithful will mean that he will be regarded as the greatest manager in the history of the club.
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