Jose Mourinho's Worst Signings from His First Spell as Chelsea Manager

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Jose Mourinho's Worst Signings from His First Spell as Chelsea Manager
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The closest Mourinho has come to an "oops" face.

According to The Guardian, Jose Mourinho is set to confirm his first signing of his second spell at Chelsea in the form of German winger Andre Schurrle. With a rumoured budget of £100 million, it is possible that the Especially Happy One could end up surpassing his transfer total from his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Some of the £225 million that he spent the first time around was good business. The £24 million fee for Didier Drogba was fully justified on May 19 2012, and Ashley Cole has shown that £5 million plus William Gallas was a far shrewder move than it initially appeared.

However, not all of that eye-watering sum went on quality players. The £30.8 million deal for Andriy Shevchenko may have been orchestrated by a higher power than Mourinho, but there were plenty of other transfers that made little to no sense. Let's take a look at the five worst signings made between 2004-07.

Quality of signing is assessed by looking at the fee paid, length of initial contract, and impact made by the player (if any.)

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