I won three titles with Chelsea, Mourinho tells Tuchel

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No owner in Premier League history has been as ruthless as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich when it comes to firing managers.

The Russian billionaire has fired title winners, cup winners and Champions League winning managers since he took over the club in 2003 – 18 years so far.

Ahead of Thursday’s game between Tottenham and Chelsea, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has told Thomas Tuchel his Chelsea title-record proves that the Chelsea job is not too difficult.

According to Mourinho, winning titles under Roman Abramovich may not be that difficult, as he did it and also Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte.

He said: “I don’t think it’s very difficult to coach at Chelsea because I was champion three times, (Carlo) Ancelotti was champion, Antonio Conte was champion,” he said. “It cannot be very, very difficult because we win titles there.

“I believe Chelsea always has great players and great squads and good coaches are happy to work with these clubs and with players that give you a very good opportunity to be successful and to win titles.

“Then I understand your question, and of course a coach needs time and needs stability and is a very good thing to feel stability.

“I’m not saying stability helps you sleep, I’m saying that stability gives you a different way of thinking, and you are not just thinking about today, you are also thinking about tomorrow, you are also thinking (about) the future.

“That’s the way it is. It’s Mr Abramovich’s club, and you have to understand that it’s up to him to make his decisions.

“In my case, I was there in two different periods, and I was champion in two different periods, and I’m very happy to have been there before and have that opportunity.”

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