Chelsea have suffered a poor start to the new Premier League season and in typical fashion, the media (that’s us!) have turned the spotlight on the blues and manager, Jose Mourinho. Under such intense scrutiny (we make people nervous), Mourinho looked like he was cracking as he went on a weird SEVEN minute rant after Chelsea lost to Southampton. He has also dropped all of his best players from last season with Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic getting to know each other more on the Chelsea bench.
Mourinho’s latest trick, it appears, is to go scouting players not in Brazil, Spain, Holland or Argentina as he is apparently keen on signing Ukrainians.
The Blues manager is interested in signing both Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko according to Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu. “Jose Mourinho was watching what was going on the field very closely. I am sure his thoughts were about the match with Dynamo Kiev.I assume that as any coach at such games he was thinking about some possible transfers: maybe Yarmolenko, maybe Teixeira, maybe Konoplyanka, who played quite convincingly in the match against Spain,” said Lucescu.
So, for his latest party trick, Jose Mourinho could be signing a player whose name Premier League commentators and the media (us, again) will struggle to spell, thus deflecting attention from his team’s poor start.
Well thought-out, Jose.