Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes Jose Mourinho should win the Manager of the Season award, and doesn’t believe any other boss has come close to the Portuguese coach. The Serbian also expressed bemusement at how Mourinho hadn’t won a Manager of the Month award throughout the season, reports
Chelsea recently captured the Premier League title following a win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. They followed it up with a draw against Liverpool on the weekend, and have been top of the pack since day one in the division. Manager Jose Mourinho had the Blues at the summit straight after their first league game, and no side have been able to topple them since.
It’s an impressive achievement, and surprisingly one that hasn’t landed him a Manager of the Month award all season, while Mourinho has been nominated for a few throughout the campaign, and long-serving Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was full of praise for the Blues boss. He believes Mourinho is the best manager of the season by some distance, and has worked hard off the field to change Chelsea’s fortunes on it.
“I don’t know how (not winning manager of month) happened, but it doesn’t matter. He is the best manager this season. He always makes the difference in most of the games. We are all so happy and appreciate the fact we get to work with a manager like him. He’s developed our squad and changed the mentality. He has done a lot of things for two years and this year really is the best,” said the Serbian right-back.
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