Drogba: Jose found it hard after three seasons last time

Date published: Friday 13th November 2015 12:01

Jose Mourinho: Keen to get supporters onside

Jose Mourinho: Keen to get supporters onside

Didier Drogba says Jose Mourinho found it harder to get his message across after three seasons of his first spell in charge of Chelsea.

After winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup between 2004 and 2007, Mourinho left Stamford Bridge early in his fourth season in charge following some poor results.

Now, just months after delivering the Premier League title again for the club, Mourinho finds himself under serious pressure after 12 games of his third season back in the hotseat.

In an extract from his autobiography, ‘Commitment’, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, Drogba wrote of Mourinho’s last previous reign: ‘I believe things often come in three-year cycles [and] we had arrived at the end of such a cycle.

‘By the start of the fourth [season] that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was sometimes harder for his message to get through.

‘We wanted to hear it, we tried, but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.’

Drogba did have plenty of praise for his former manager, however.

‘One of his many qualities is that he brings a winning mentality to all the teams he manages,’ says Drogba. ‘Once you know how to do it, you never forget, it stays with you for ever. And that is what he does with his players, at whichever club he is at.

‘The majority of coaches when they arrive at a new club, they will say, “I’ll try to win but it will be difficult.” Jose says, “I’m here to win.”

‘That rubs off on his players.’

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    Mark Holmes
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    Didier Drogba says Jose Mourinho found it harder to get his message across after three seasons of his first spell in charge of Chelsea.

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    #704602

    nine nine nine
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    Mark, I read this elsewhere and it certainly fits the current situation perfectly only time will tell whether Mourinho can turn the current situation around and go on and build a Chelsea dynasty.

    To be considered a truly great Manager that is probably what he needs to do but few do nowadays and he currently has a mountain to climb. Cheers 999

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    liverpool_1986
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    I am a big believer that Chelsea didnt win the title last year so much as the other teams lost it and handed it over on a plate. Cheslea were boring, negative and uninspiring. Had City or Arsenal actually turned up last season then Chelsea would have been way behind. This season they are being found out.

    #704884

    nine nine nine
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    Liverpool 1986, yet nobody gave Chelsea their 87 points which was only bettered twice in the last 6 PL seasons and then only by two points which I am preety sure Chelsea would have surpassed had they needed the extra points to win it!

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    SensibleS7
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    The question is: Why?

    And of course, the hard part being for one reason or another: To sustain when at the top.

    Winning back-to-back titles circa 2004/05 and 2005/06 has previously been achieved by Jose, but by some freakish coincidence, it’s that 3rd season syndrome that kicks in and ultimately spells the beginning of an end.

    #705013

    nine nine nine
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    Not 100% true though Nil because in Mourinho’s third season the last time he was at Chelsea he won both the FA Cup and League Cup finished 2nd in the PL and got to the Semi Finals of the CL.

    He’s only done three seasons twice though and consequently there are question marks but then again bar Wenger whose done more than 3 years in the PL currently?

    I don’t think though that Mourinho will be considered a truly great Manager until he puts in a longer stint at a club with some elongated success whether that can happen at Chelsea now is obviously currently open to conjecture.

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