Chelsea: Manuel Pellegrini a better option than Jose Mourinho?

Chelsea opinion: Jose Mourinho would not necessarily be able to solve the Blues' problems if he returns to Stamford Bridge

Filippo Tedoli
Published 04/24/2013 10:08 by Filippo Tedoli, read by 3,740 people.

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez admitted a little while ago that he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

Many names have been linked with the soon-to-be-vacant position at Stamford Bridge, but the most popular are Real Madrid coach Josè Mourinho and Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini: The Special One and The Engineer.

Mourinho is the Chelsea fans' choice: with the Blues he won two Premier League titles, two League cups, one FA Cup and one Community Shield - and he brought to the team legends like Didier Drogba and Petr Cech.

He is without doubt one of the best coaches in the world, but I don’t think he will solve Chelsea problems. He opened a cycle, ending with the victory in the 2012 Champions League final, but this cycle has had a lot of problems, like the instability of having nine managers in the space of 12 years.

Calling back Mourinho would mean not solving the problem.

Pellegrini, however, is one of the most underrated coaches at the moment. He is called the Engineer because the team he manages plays in a perfect way, tactically speaking. He is a commander, more than a coach: the tactical disposition is just perfect, and the players play as he wants.

The results are under the eyes of everyone: he lead Malaga in the quarter-finals, without world-class players, except for Isco.

Tactically speaking, he is even better than Mourinho, in my opinion, but he needs time to realise it. Would Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will be patient enough?

And then there is the Chelsea dressing room, which features big personalities: are they ready to follow the instructions of Pellegrini?

According to the The Sun, the Engineer wants to stay with Malaga, but everything can happen in the world of football.

In my opinion, Pellegrini is the best option, but, as I already said, he would require time to gain results.


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