“We’re ready to marry again”
Chelsea fans have seen their prayers answered after six years with the second coming of Jose Mourinho as the club’s manager.
The “Special One” returns to Stamford Bridge, saying: “I think we are ready to marry again and to be happy and successful again.” Like any marriage break-up, a couple can get back together and re-marry again. When that happens, the relationship is always sweeter, highly appreciated and it becomes a “special one.”
The self-styled “Special One” has signed a four-year contract with the West London side, which he left in 2007 after winning the FA Cup and two league cups.
The nickname that has defined Mourinho’s career was coined by the Portuguese on the day he first started as Chelsea manager in 2004, after he tried to respond to suggestions he may not be able to cut it in the English Premier League.
Speaking to Chelsea TV on his second coming, Mourinho said: “I’m very happy. I had to prepare myself for not to be too emotional at my arrival at the club, but obviously I’m very happy.”
This strongly endorses the notion that a relationship or marriage break-up can always be repaired, no matter how nasty the circumstances surrounding the separation. No marriage is irreparable.
“It was an easy decision. I met the owner (Roman Abramovich) and I think in five minutes after a couple of very short but pragmatic questions we decided, I think, straight away.
I asked the boss, ‘do you want me back?’ and the boss asked me ‘do you want to come back?’ and I think in a couple of minutes, the decision was made.”
Six years after their break up, maybe Abramovich has changed. Maybe Mourinho has been transformed. It seems the two individuals who couldn’t get along have finally come to a collective decision to get together again. If the pair can get along better this time around, Chelsea will no doubt enjoy a very good re-marrage.
Divorce, though not God’s desire, is sometimes unavoidable. If the grounds for the divorce are biblical, the divorced person can remarry.
He said of his split from Chelsea: “I think my departure was not easy for the club, but if you analyse it in a cool way and leave emotions apart, I think it was fantastic because in my career after that (separation) I had what I was aiming for in that period of my career.”
He continued: “By the other way, Chelsea football club got important trophies after that, had important moments in the history of the club and now we are back together in a great moment for both.”
Mourinho led Chelsea to a Premier League record of a total of 95 points in the 2004/05 season, a feat that remains unsurpassed by any other club.
Since his departure the club has become characterised by a merry-go-round of managers, with no fewer than seven appointed in just five years.
The club has experienced a high rate of “divorces” and unpleasant relationships with other managers.
Divorce is not God’s desire for any Christian marriage. Although if it happens, it is also not an unforgivable sin. Regardless of the circumstances, if and when a divorced couple repents, they should forgive each other and they may remarry; either each other or someone else.