Portuguese expected to be confirmed in his new role next week.
Chelsea have been warned that Jose Mourinho’s imminent return to Stamford Bridge for his second spell in charge of the west London club will prove to be a “disaster”, reports the Daily Mail.
The self-styled ‘Special One’ still has one more match left in charge of current club Real Madrid, against Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday, before he brings down the curtain on his controversial three-year spell in charge of the Spanish giants.
However, despite winning La Liga back from arch-rivals FC Barcelona last year, this season has proved to be a disappointment for los Blancos, who not only relinquished their title back to their fierce Catalan rivals, but they also lost the Copa del Rey final to city rivals Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
And as if to make matters worse, Madrid were also beaten in the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League for the third year in a row by eventual losing finalists Borussia Dortmund.
As a result, Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi told the Daily Telegraph: “It is not good for English football. Chelsea maybe think they had a good time from him in the past.
“But you will see the real Mourinho now. If he behaves like he did in Spain it will only be an unhappy relationship. A disaster. And at his age he is not going to change.
“My position is not because he was the coach of a rival. But because of who he is and what he did. His three years in Spain he only creates disagreements, arguments, there is nothing positive he brings.
“You can learn good things about life from watching people in football, or the circus, or the opera. There was nothing he brought that was good. There was no positive balance. I cannot see anything good about him. Not one thing. In sporting terms, maybe I am not the person to ask. But in cultural terms, he was a disaster.
“Apart from his aggression to the coach of Barca, the ambience he creates everywhere he goes, the relations with the players, with the press are absolutely terrible. I am happy that he is leaving. And so is everyone in Spanish football.”