Jose Mourinho would’ve led Arsenal to the title, says Chelsea legend

Tony Cascarino claims Arsenal would have won the Premier League title if Jose Mourinho was in charge

Jose Mourinho would have guided Arsenal to the Premier League title if the Chelsea manager was in charge of the Gunners last season, according to Tony Cascarino.

Arsenal finished 12 points behind Mourinho’s Premier League title winners after Arsene Wenger’s side paid the price for a slow start to the 2014/15 season.

How did they win the league? By being tactically brilliant

Tony Cascarino

The Frenchman did guide the north London side to FA Cup glory for the second successive season, whilst the Blues were crowned League Cup winners after a 2-0 win against Spurs.

And former Chelsea striker Cascarino believes the key difference between the sides is manager Mourinho, heaping praise on the Portuguese coach’s tactical brilliance.

“I believe that if Mourinho was manager of Arsenal, he’d have won the league. Likewise with Man City. That’s the quality he brings. John Terry said Petr Cech are worth 15 points. Maybe so. Mourinho is worth more than that to Chelsea,” Cascarino told Sky Sports News.

“We saw two Chelsea sides in the season. We saw a very entertaining one and then, when it got tight, they became tight and didn’t give too much away. That’s to do with the manager.

“How did they win the league? By being tactically brilliant. It’s no coincidence that in the last two years, none of their major rivals have been able to beat them. That’s a massive disadvantage for them; he’s hurting every one of his rivals every time they play.”

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing experienced Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech in an £11m deal from the English champions.

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Chelsea haven’t made any signings in the summer transfer window although Radamel Falcao has been linked with a season-long loan move.

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