Jose Mourinho remains the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the most popular.
The Blues fan base were distraught when he was sacked in December 2015, after the Blues’ title defence had imploded to unprecedented proportions and pushed them almost into the relegation zone as Christmas drew near.
But Antonio Conte has proved there is life after ‘The Special One’, transforming a side that finished tenth last season into the Premier League’s champions in waiting by utilising a formation seemingly not in the Mourinho playbook – the 3-4-3 taking the English top flight by storm this term.
With that in mind and ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Manchester United on Easter Sunday – Football FanCast’s Fixture in Focus – we asked Blues fans earlier this week to vote for who they preferred life under, three-time Premier League winner Mourinho or his Italian successor.
Well, according to the results of our exclusive poll, a whopping 70% of Chelsea fans prefer life under Conte – more than double the amount who preferred it under Mourinho. It seems the Portuguese is no longer the one that got away; with Conte the new apple of the Chelsea fans’ eye.