Jose Mourinho burns players out, says Fabio Capello

Former Barcelona, Chelsea and Portugal midfielder Deco shares his views on Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.


Against Walsall in the Capital One Cup, for example, Falcao looked rusty – perhaps as a result of a lack of minutes on the pitch – but despite that showing, the striker has opened his account for the Blues with a fine diving header in Chelsea’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace in September.

The theory is that Mourinho’s methods, and the regular controversy or tension about a few issue or another, is brilliantly effective in the short-term but gradually exhausts players both physically and mentally. They lie just a couple of places above the relegation zone and a lot has been said and speculated about Mourinho and his team, although the club has come out openly in support of the manager.

Just where the African playmaker would fit into the Chelsea side though remains to be seen, as the West London club bolstered their attacking midfield options with the signature of Pedro in the summer. “We won the last European trophy that Chelsea has won and got them into the Champions League“.

Mourinho burns out his players after a year and a half, at most two years”, Capello said on Fox Sports.

“The cycles of the current Chelsea manager last more or less this time“. “In this moment of difficulty, he has asked his club either to back him or sack him“.

“The company has made a statement defending him across the board”.

Capello left the England job in July 2012 in protest at the treatment of Chelsea and former Three Lions captain John Terry.

Chelsea claim Jose Mourinho “has their full support”]. “I don’t think Real was good for him”. It’s probably because of his background, where he’s never been cheered by 100,000 people, or whistled at by 100,000 people. He should behave better.


“He thinks out what they are going to talk about and he uses this”.

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