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Chelsea would have got Pogba from Arsenal because Mourinho’s success is all about the money

by | 3rd, May 2015

Can Arsenal win the Premier League next season? In short: can  they beat Chelsea, this season’s best?

Jose Mourinho, never one to miss a chance to salute his own genius, says:

“The titles at Chelsea [in his first tenure in charge] were fantastic, becasue it was the beginning of the Mr Abramovich era, no title before that.”

Well, not quite. Chelsea had been champions of the old first division in 1983–84, 1988–89.  They had last won the top tier in 1954–55 the only time they had done so until Roman arrived.

So. Money won it? No, says Jose:

“But now it’s a great feeling because it’s my club, because of the [strength] of the league, because we are not the any more the rich club.”

Chelsea’s finances are sound. Sure, Chelsea’s parent company owes Abramovich £958million, but he’s not sent any final demands yet.

But Chelsea are rich.

Mourinho wants us to see that it’s not all about money. It’s about his skill in getting the best from his resources. And that argument looks better when you see that Chelsea have won the Uefa Youth League and FA Youth Cup. But what bright young things from the touth sides are going to make it into that team, where winning is everything?

 

Liam Brady, who coached at Arsenal for 18 years, has a word to the wise:

“Arsène has always

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