Jose Mourinho is arguably one of the most successful managers in football having proved himself in different clubs and leagues. Jose Mourinho has won numerous trophies in his career with the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Manchester United.
However, Jose Mourinho became famous at Chelsea were broke a lot of records with the blues. He won a lot of trophies at the club but made big mistakes at the club. Jose Mourinho made a lot of transfer mistakes that turned out to be a bad decision and later hurt the club. Jose Mourinho sold five players during his second regime at the club that the fans won't forget in a hurry.
1. Kevin De Bruyne:
Chelsea scouts used to be the best in Europe for their ability to scout and identify talented and upcoming stars. Chelsea scouted Kevin De Bruyne for years and eventually signed him from Genk In 2011 under Andre Villa Boas. The young Belgian was had series of loan spells in other clubs before returning to Chelsea Senior team in 2013.
Kevin De Bruyne faced the serious task of dislodging the in-form Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar Emboba from the starting lineup. Kevin De Bruyne showed promising signs in the Pre-season but wasn't give a proper game time when the season start as Jose Mourinho preferred Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar.
Jose Mourinho despite insisting Kevin De Bruyne will be given game time in the Season shocked the fans when he sanctioned the sale of the Belgian midfielder who joined Wolfsburg that Season. Kevin De Bruyne returned to the Premier League to join Chelsea rival, Manchester City in 2015 and since then has been haunting Chelsea to date.
2. Mohamed Salah:
It took only one appearance for Mohamed Salah to win the heart of Jose Mourinho during a Champions League group stage match between Chelsea and Basel in 2014. After scoring in the home and away fixtures against Chelsea, helping Basel beat Chelsea twice in the group stage, Jose Mourinho got interested in Mohamed Salah and pressured the club in signing him in the January transfer window.
Just like Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah wasn't given enough time despite his enormous talent and threat as Jose Mourinho prefers the likes of Oscar and Willan who are stronger and physical than the Egyptian winger.
Mohamed Salah left Chelsea at the end of the 2014/2015 season to join Fiorentina where he later moved to AS Roma and subsequently Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah proved Jose Mourinho and his doubters wrong by showing that he can succeed in the Premier League. He has gone on to win two Golden boot awards and has been tormenting Chelsea whenever the blues face Liverpool.
3. Romelu Lukaku:
Chelsea scout discovered Romelu Lukaku when he was still 17 years of age playing for Anderlecht in Belgium. Romelu Lukaku was a prolific goal scorer and was quickly signed by Chelsea in 2011 as Didier Drogba's replacement.
Unfortunately, Romelu Lukaku was unable to adapt at Chelsea and spent two years on loan at West Brom and Everton before returning to Chelsea in 2014 where he played in the UEFA Super Cup final against Bayern Munich. Romelu Lukaku missed the last penalty to deny Chelsea the trophy and never played for Chelsea after that match as he was sold permanently to Everton.
After spending many years at Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea costing the club a whopping €115 million as the blues were made to pay for their earlier mistake of selling him.
4. Felipe Luis:
Felipe Luis was signed by Jose Mourinho in 2014 after an outstanding Laliga winning season with Atletico Madrid. Felipe Luis was part of the team that ended Barcelona and Real Madrid's dominance in the Laliga, winning Diego Simeone his first-ever league title with Atletico Madrid.
Shockingly, Jose Mourinho refused to give him a game-time at Chelsea as he preferred to used Cesar Aziplicueta who was a right back in the left-back position. Jose Mourinho claimed Felipe Luis wasn't strong enough to cope in the Premier League and rather preferred Cesar Aziplicueta for the role.
Felipe Luis was sold back to Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and he quickly reclaimed his position in Diego Simeone's team, leading the team to two Champions League finals against Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho may be the best coach in Chelsea's history with three Premier League titles but his second regime at the club was more of a failure as his decision left an unforgettable mark at the club.
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