Third-time lucky for Mourinho?
Jose Mourinho starts the new season having failed to land a major trophy in the previous one – for the second time.
He is the only manager to pull this off under Roman Abramovich. Once in 2007-08, when all he held was the FA Cup, which barely registers at Stamford Bridge these days, twice with this campaign.
But there is no chance of a third time.
It was there in the postscript to his little horse speech in February last year, following Chelsea’s win at Manchester City. Having delivered his famous equine analogy, about nurturing his fragile little colt with milk and teaching it to jump, Mourinho paused. “Next year,” he said, winked and clicked his tongue, twice. He wasn’t alluding to the FA Cup then, either.
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