Talks of Jose Mourinho’s imminent return to Stamford Bridge have now progressed, with the former Real Madrid manager, reportedly spotted in London, preparing a back-room staff for his second spell at Chelsea.
Ever since Madrid president, Florentino Perez, declared that the club would part company with Mourinho, the fans and experts were expecting a swift announcement by Chelsea, declaring the manager’s agreement to manage the club. However, the delay led to speculation that the deal is not done entirely, with certain clauses remaining where both parties were far away from an agreement.
However, reports in the United Kingdom strongly suggest that the ‘Special One’ is indeed in London with advanced talks underway. Mourinho comes back to Chelsea with Russian owner Roman Abramovich still at the helm. The Portuguese boss was sacked by Abramovich on account of poor results in Europe and the league at least that is what some believe others say Mourinho quit. However, it turned out that Mourinho’s spell at the club was the only one where the club retained the league. In the season after the two successes, expectations were high, and Mourinho’s men could not meet the demands of Abramovich.
Chelsea have had a bad season rescued midway by former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. The Spaniard took charge as interim boss, after Abramovich sacked Roberto di Matteo from the post, leaving the club in desperate need of stability. Benitez received a lot of stick from the supporters, who did not believe he was the answer to Chelsea’s problems. However, Benitez pulled the strings, and his side produced an incredible run of form both in the league, and in Europe. The side ultimately won the Europa League, and finished 3rd in the Barclays Premier League.
Mourinho, on the other hand, has described his season at the Santiago Bernabeu as the worst of his career, with the side failing to win any trophies, losing the Liga BBVA title to arch rivals Barcelona.
According to Metro, Rui Faria, Silvino Louro, Christophe Lollichon (Goalkeeping coach) and Bolo Zenden are part of the potential staff decided by Mourinho. Fans are expecting an announcement from the club this week on the appointments.