Several coaches have had the chance to head Chelsea between 2003 to date but four coaches stand out due to their achievements. Based on the evaluation of Futballnews, Jose Mourinho remains the best coach of all time at the club.
Such a success attracted Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich to the Portuguese coach. The Billionaire brought Mourinho to Chelsea in 2004, an average club that he bought in 2003.
The arrival of Jose Mourinho and the heavy investment of Abramovich began a new era at the club that made the club a prominent side within a short period.
Jose Mourinho’s controversial comments and his successes on the pitch fast-tracked Chelsea’s fame across the world. He made the club one of the fiercest clubs in Europe.
In his first era at the club, Mourinho won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, and one FA Cup. Despite his successes at the club, Chelsea terminated his contract in 2007 due to his failure to win the UEFA Champions League.
In 2013, Abramovich decided to appoint Jose Mourinho again. In his second era at the Premier League club, the Portuguese coach won one Premier League title and league title. He was allowed to leave the club again in 2015. He is currently coaching Roma.
Though Chelsea had appointed a series of other world-class coaches that were also successful at the club, it would be so difficult for Jose Mourinho’s legacy at Stamford Bridge to be erased.
He gave Chelsea their identity and make them a top European club through the kind of players he brought to the club and his romance with the media during his first era at the club in which he called himself “The Special One”.
Below are the top four best coaches of all time, Jose Mourinho is our number one
- Antonio Conte:
Antonio Conte joined Chelsea in 2016. He stayed at Stamford Bridge until 2018 before he left. Before he left, he helped the club to win one Premier League title and one league cup. He also used Chelsea to popularize the 3-4-3 formation. He is currently coaching at Tottenham Hotspur.
- Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti joined Chelsea in 2009 and stayed at the club until 2011. He changed Chelsea’s defensive philosophy to a more fancy style of football. Before he left the club, he helped the club to win one Premier League, one league cup, and one Community Shield. He is currently the coach of Real Madrid.
- Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel joined Chelsea in 2021. Within a short while, he has helped the Premier League side to win one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup, and one Super Cup. He could win his 4th major title within 10 months at the end of this month. He is expected to lead Chelsea to beat Liverpool on February 27, to win this season EFL Cup.
As things are going, the German coach could end up becoming Chelsea’s all-time best coach due to his ability to read games and his tactical skills.
- Jose Mourinho
While the world awaits how far Thomas Tuchel can go at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho remain the best coach of all time at Stamford Bridge. The coach started the winning mentality at the club which subsequent coaches built upon.
His charisma was unmatched. No wonder people consider Jose mourinho Chelsea's greatest. Don't think anyone else would dare this pic.twitter.com/7Gk0TPZXdk— ⭐⭐Defensive footie fc (@crackati) February 11, 2022