Chelsea could sack Jose Mourinho if signings fail, claims Tony Cascarino

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be sacked if his signings fail to impress, according to former Blues striker Tony Cascarinot

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea could sack Jose Mourinho if the Blues manager’s signings fail to impress, Tony Cascarino has claimed.

The 51-year-old Portuguese coach appears to be on the verge of landing Diego Costa in a £32m deal from Atletico Madrid after the Spain international reportedly passed a medical at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

After 10 or 15 games, if Chelsea don’t look right, I’d be very surprised if Mourinho was still there

Tony Cascarino

Mourinho has already spent big on Andre Schurrle, Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah since returning to the west London club in June 2013 – and former Blues striker Cascarino feels Chelsea must start the season well or else the manager could be in trouble.

“If we look at the history of Chelsea, an indifferent start can cost you your job,” Cascarino told TalkSport.

“This season was difficult. He spoke about what Chelsea lacked to be champions, and he was spot on. That will count for nothing ten games in to next season if they don’t look a real side.

“Roman Abramovich has sacked people for far less. Carlo Ancelotti left after being successful. They’ve had Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas [who have also been sacked]. Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League [and was still removed].

“After 10 or 15 games, if Chelsea don’t look right, I’d be very surprised if Mourinho was still there. The owner will give him everything he wants but, after that, if you don’t succeed very quickly you can find yourself out of a job.”

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