Dutchman enjoyed a successful two-year spell in charge of the Blues between 1996-98.
Former Chelsea head coach Ruud Gullit claims that Jose Mourinho must win the Uefa Champions League if he returns to manage the west London club next season, reports the Daily Mail.
The self-styled ‘Special One’ is shortly expected to be confirmed as the next boss at Stamford Bridge following the departure of ‘interim’ trainer Rafa Benitez.
Mourinho and his current club Real Madrid recently agreed to part company on mutual terms after the Portuguese had been in charge of the Liga giants for the past three years.
However, during his tenure in the Spanish capital the former Benfica, FC Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan coach failed to bring the Uefa Champions League back to los Blancos for a tenth time in the club’s history, hence the decision for both parties to go their separate ways after Saturday’s final league match of the season.
And the Dutchman has stated that ‘Mou’ will need to win Europe’s premier club competition during his second spell in charge of the Blues or risk being deemed a failure at the Bridge.
“I’m curious to see who’s going to come – everyone thinks it’s going to be Jose Mourinho. I think it’s going to be difficult, he has to win a lot of things again like the hearts and the confidence. The fans will be happy, that is for sure, but it’s a different group of players, everything is different,” said Gullit.
“He has to at least win the Champions League, because that is what he always wanted and that is what he is famous for, so that is something which he needs to win.
“He can do it, but can he do it at Chelsea? It’s a different ball game also because he is well known for his psychological approach to the players. They always want to play for him but it didn’t work at Real Madrid and that is something that is his strongest point.”