The Fiver | The Less Obviously Nihilistic One


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How the mighty have fallen. Fifteen years ago today, Jose Mourinho delivered Chelsea’s first title in 50 years. He was the best manager in the world, adored by his players, with a roguish twinkle in his eye, a Clooneyish flash of grey in his hair and face muscles that still worked. Now he’s delivering vegetables. Sure, there’s a global pandemic and all that, but the Fiver is merely following the scien- sorry, stating the facts. In 2005, Mourinho was the best manager in the world. In 2020, he’s a grocer’s lackey, no better than David Moyes.

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