‘A new team would not be easy,’ says Special One, as rumours of a Stamford Bridge return escalate.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is set for a return to Chelsea, stating: “It’s not easy to find a new destination. It could be a destination where I’ve coached before.”
The Portuguese is currently in London with his family, taking advantage of a free weekend due to the international break.
The 50-year-old’s presence in the UK has again sparked rumours that he is set to return to Stamford Bridge, where he won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup between 2004 and 2007.
Mourinho did little to dispel the claims and hinted that a surprising move was on the cards.
“There are things that may be about to happen no-one could imagine.” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Marca.com.
“It’s not easy to find a new destination. It could be a destination where I’ve coached before,” he added.
Mourinho guided Real to their first La Liga title in four years last season but Los Blancos have floundered this term and currently sit 13 points behind Barcelona, with almost no hope of retaining the championship.
The outspoken head-coach has also been involved in bust-ups with several high-profile players and Real’s continued participation in the Champions League, a competition Mourinho has won twice, looks to be the only thing keeping him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are currently under the unhappy stewardship of interim boss Rafa Benitez but the Spaniard has already admitted he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.