The former Real Madrid manager speaks out.
Ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has admitted himself that he will be returning to manage Chelsea – something widely believed to be true for some time.
Whilst it has hardly been a secret that the ‘Special One’ will return to the Premier League, up until now the 50-year-old had remained silent on the speculation.
Yet as Madrid finished their 2012/13 campaign on Saturday with a 4-2 win over Osasuna, the Portuguese manager spoke out about his future.
“I’m going to London on Monday and at the end of the week I will be the manager of Chelsea,” Mourinho admitted to Spanish football show Punto Pelota.
“I feel the people there love me and in life you have to look for that.”
The comments come just a day after newly re-elected Los Blancos president Florentino Perez gave the biggest indication yet that his head coach would be heading back to west London.
Mourinho spent three years at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007, winning two league titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup as Chelsea announced themselves as a real force in English football.
Since departing the club the Portuguese coach has won the treble with Inter during his three-year term at the San Siro and prized the La Liga title out of super-power Barcelona’s grasp in 2012 with Madrid.
The charismatic boss also has the impressive statistic of holding the highest points tally records in the Primeira Liga (FC Porto – 86), Premier League (Chelsea – 95) and La Liga (Madrid – 100).