Saturday View - Is this the end for Jose Mourinho?

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Nowhere to hide - Mourinho
Nowhere to hide - Mourinho

Can there be any way back for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after his side slumped to a FIFTH defeat of this fledgling Premier League season against West Ham at Upton Park?

Andy Carroll's 79th minute header condemned Chelsea to yet another harrowing afternoon, with Mourinho sent to the stands along with one of his assistants in a game that saw Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic sent off.

After being given a vote of confidence by his bosses and told in public fashion that results need to improve, this was a defeat Mourinho could not afford and he knew that.

His refusal to speak to the media after the game means he may have spoken in public for the final time as Chelsea manager, with the club's owner Roman Abramovich certain to review his manager's position once again after this defeat.

In a week when Mourinho has hit out at at referee with childish comments following his side's 0-0 draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, his catalogue of bad behaviour continued at Upton Park.

This time he is accused of trying to batter down the door of referee Jonathan Moss, with FA repercussions certain to follow for the manager who is already sitting on a suspended stadium ban sentence.

However, there is a good chance that Mourinho will no long be part of English football by the time those punishments come into force, with his role under discussion once again ahead of next weekend's Premier League game against Liverpool.

Mourinho now finds himself as short as 3/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club following what was, even by Chelsea's standards this season, a terrible day at the office.

The Twitter masses were quick to jump on Mourinho's misery with these cruel messages:

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer didn't improve Mourinho's mood, as he took this video of the Chelsea boss after he has been sent to the stands by referee Moss:


Pep Guardiola - 5/2

Carlo Ancelotti 7/1

Diego Simeone 7/1

Ronald Koeman 16/1

Brendan Rodgers 33/1