Portuguese’s Blues appointment should be ratified on 1 July.
Jose Mourinho is set to make former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean his assistant manager when the Portuguese is finally confirmed as the new Chelsea head coach later this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
Mourinho, 50, is still in charge of Liga champions Real Madrid, who he is contracted to until 2016.
However, the self-styled ‘Special One’ has just endured perhaps his most testing campaign yet in top-level management, with Los Blancos set to relinquish their Spanish title to arch-rivals FC Barcelona this weekend, while they were also recently eliminated from the Uefa Champions League by Borussia Dortmund at the semi-final stage for the third year in a row.
And with the Portuguese’s return to the Bridge all set to be confirmed on 1 July, Mourinho has already been hard at work putting together his backroom team, with Kean reportedly his shock choice to be his No 2.
Kean, 50, spent two years in charge at Ewood Park between 2010-12, overseeing Blackburn’s relegation from the top flight before he was sacked with the club third in the Championship standings.