IT’S GOOD TO GO BACK
THERE has been much paper talk recently about the subject of 'going back'. Will he or won't he? Should he or shouldn't he? Are Jose and Chelsea destined to find each other again?? Those in the know seem convinced it is inevitable.
People told me that you should 'never go back' before I returned to Stevenage in 2008.
They weren’t quite so vocal when I returned for a third time.
There are huge advantages in going back to a club. Firstly, you know the people and they know you.
Secondly, you have a history together; people know what they are likely to get.
Thirdly, the players know that you are there with good reason; that helps.
The big danger I see is that you harp back to the past without considering that the future is all that matters.
Familiarity can undoubtedly breed contempt and it is vital that any returning manager goes back to complete his best work yet.
You need look no further than Eddie Howe at Bournemouth to see what is possible.
We all know that Mourinho would take Chelsea onto another level.
He would be determined to create a Champions League victory, he would be sure to seek to outdo United’s treble with his own quadruple and the entertainment value in the Premier League would be lifted to the greatest heights.