Jose Mourinho is on the precipice having been charged with misconduct by the FA because of his behaviour and language in the latest Chelsea defeat at West Ham.
Mourinho was sent to the stands at half time by referee Jon Moss, after allegedly hurling a tirade of abuse his way having seen Nemanja Matic sent off for two bookable offences.
His coach Silvino Louro also got sent from the dugout, and Mourinho was not far behind, leaving Chelsea even more rudderless than they had been anyway, and letting them slump to yet another defeat as their title defence dissipates with nothing more than a whimper.
Mourinho has been acting strangely recently, criticising referees and receiving fines for his troubles, while also refusing to speak to the press in light of the latest defeat. The Portuguese self-proclaimed “Special One” has seen his popularity wane, not just amongst the footballing public, but also amongst his own fans. His brand of defensive anti-football has always been criticised, but his ability to nullify the expressive nature of some of the players he has had under his charge throughout his career seems to have finally caught up with him.
Football is a game that the public pays a great deal to watch, and they like to be entertained by great, skilful players. Even Abramovich himself proclaimed he wanted to see Chelsea play like Barcelona not so long ago, said to be part of the reason he fired Mourinho the first time around. Quite what he thought would be different this time around remains a mystery, but having seen his best player openly criticised for his defensive abilities (he’s a number 10, Jose), Abramovich must be edging closer to giving Mourinho the boot for the second time.