Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho After Wesley Sneijder and Burak Yilmaz

By Aydin Reyhan
Photo by Олег Дубина (Wikimedia Commons)

Jose Mourinho is finally back at Chelsea and already has been rumored to be looking at players to revamp his squad. With the Blues already being a squad filled with talent, the Portuguese coach still wants to add a bit of his own spice to the group.

Two of those players are Burak Yilmaz and Wesley Sneijder of Galatasaray. Mourinho worked with Sneijder at Inter Milan and won the UCL in 2010 together. With Yilmaz, he is looking for a striker who can only get better under his guidance.

Will the Turkish champions be willing to let go of their star players? Only time will tell, but for now, what they can do for him at Chelsea is another topic for discussion.

Yilmaz was the leading scorer at Gala this past season with 24 league goals and eight Champions League goals. Fatih Terim knows how to coach him, but now the time may have come for the striker to test his luck in Europe under the guidance of a more successful head honcho.

Mourinho can teach him how to improve his passing, positioning and energy-saving aspects of his game. He is a good striker, but sometimes needs to drop back to assist his midfield.

Yilmaz can score goals at will in Turkey, but in the Premier League, players get away with some tough contact and are more well aware of the game than those playing in Turkey. Yilmaz doesn’t easily get frustrated, but Mourinho will have a lot of work to do in order to get the best out of the Turkish international.

Sneijder, like Yilmaz, joined Gala this past season, but an invite from one of his former favorite coaches to play in the PL would be a bit difficult to turn down. He  has played in Spain, Italy, and Holland. Germany may never happen, but England is more than a possibility. Mourinho would not have to teach him much. His job would simply be to dribble, distribute and at times, score goals. He would fit right in at Chelsea.

Whether this rumor is true or false, even the mere thought of these two pros playing under Mourinho for Chelsea is positive. Both just won a championship for their club in Turkey, so that experience could help the club they are joining in an exciting league.

If this happens, watch out for Chelsea next season.


Aydin Reyhan is a soccer writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @areysportsnews, “like” his Facebook page, and follow him on Google.

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