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“In 2004, Roman Abramovich told me he had money to bring Ronaldinho to Chelsea if I wanted to…I said no. Bring me Didier Drogba”, Mourinho was qouted on Teamtalk’s Twitter handle.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he pass up the chance to to sign  Barcelona legend Ronaldinho when he was appointed Chelsea manager in 2004. 

Jose Mourinho succeeded Claudio Ranieri as Chelsea manager after leading Portuguese giant FC Porto to champions league glory in 2004.

Mourinho and Drogba

After his appointment as Chelsea manager, Mourinho made some big signs in the 2004/ 2005 season winning Chelsea’s first premier league title for the first time in 50 years, creating a record of the most points in a season at a time with 95 points.

When ask when he did not sign Ronaldinho.

Mourinho said ” In 2004, Roman Abramovich told me he had money to bring Ronaldinho to Chelsea if I wanted to. .. I said no. Bring me Didier Drogba”, Mourinho was qouted on Teamtalk’s Twitter handle. 

Mourinho and Drogba won two premier league titles in their first spell at the club and completed a third premier league title in the 2014/15 season during their second spells at the north London club.

It should be noted that Drogba won 4 premier league titles with the west London club.

Jose Mourinho will for ever be remembered as the greatest Chelsea manager of all time though he failed to give Chelsea the converted UEFA champions league in his two spells at the west London club.

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