Capello not the answer for Chelsea

Jose Mourinho looks set to carry on as manager of Chelsea, at least for the time being, despite a 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

The Blues have been poor this season, losing six of their 11 league games, and many are predicting Mourinho is running out of time at Stamford Bridge.

Rumours are circulating that Fabio Capello could be the man to replace the Special One if/when he gets the boot, but that wouldn’t be a wise appointment.

Capello has been out of club football since 2007, exiling himself in the international game with England and then Russia.

Football has changed a lot since then, for example back in those days English sides were dominating the Champions League with three of the four semi-finalists that year coming from these shores.

Furthermore, his time in international football hasn’t been as successful as it might appear at first glance.

Despite a win percentage of 67 at England and 53 with Russia, the 69-year-old has struggled in tournaments with both nations.

The Three Lions limped through their group before being destroyed by Germany in the 2010 World Cup, while Russia couldn’t even reach the second round in 2014 as they were bested by Algeria.

Chelsea need someone who can unite the players after Mourinho has apparently alienated a large number of the squad.

One of the Blues team reportedly said he would rather lose than win for the current boss so Roman Abramovich needs to appoint someone who can win the dissenters back round.

Capello would not fit the bill as he has a history of fall outs with his squad, particularly during his last spell at Real Madrid.

During his time at the Bernabeu, he managed to get involved with public feuds with David Beckham, Ronaldo and Antonio Cassano.

However, he did win the league in this spell with Madrid, but only after he brought these players back into the fold and Barcelona’s form cooled.

Chelsea don’t have the time for this. As they currently sit 15th in the table and the more competitive nature of the Premier League means they can’t just wait for one team to drop off.

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Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.