The hottest job in world club football is up for grabs yet again after Chelsea sacked their poorly performing manager Andre Villas-Boas, citing poor results as the reason.
The sacking was inevitable, as the 34-year-old Portuguese failed to live up to his expectations and only guided Chelsea to their worst season during the Abramovich era. Not only does Villas-Boas's mere 47.5 percent win rate suggest his failure, but also the dressing room unrest that has spilled over in recent months.
Chelsea, too, have been criticised for their affinity to hire and fire managers at will.
But with the sacking complete, Chelsea have started their search for a permanent manager while assistant coach and former Chelsea player Roberto Di Matteo has been given first-team managerial responsibilities on a temporary basis up until the end of the season.
With Chelsea in the market for a new manager, several names have cropped up, which includes Rafa Benitez, Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello and others. But the one name that has emerged as the favourite, at least going by the opinion of fans and the press, is Jose "Special One" Mourinho.
The former Blues manager has given indications of his intentions to leave Spain and make a return to Premier League action at the end of the current season. Mourinho has been Chelsea's most successful manager ever and played a vital role to transform the Blues from a mid-table club into one of the footballing superpowers of club football. He also enjoys a very cordial relation with the fans as well as several Chelsea players.
While he is being tipped as well as wished by many to make a return to Stamford Bridge, there are some factors to consider before asking for something like that.
In the following slides, we shall take a look into the reasons why the Special One should not be brought back to Chelsea.