The Portuguese manager ended his three-year reign in La Liga after negotiating a mutual agreement with Real Madrid and left the Spanish capital the day after his final match with the club, a 4-2 victory over Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Excitement has been building in London over the past few months when the fantasy of the Special One’s spectacular return started to become a reality as things grew ever sour for the 50-year-old in Spain and he declared that he wanted to go somewhere he is loved following Los Blancos‘ Champions League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.
Mourinho told Punto Pelota:
“I’m going to London on Monday and at the end of the week I will be the manager of Chelsea.
“I feel the people there love me and in life you have to look for that.
“Life is beautiful and short and you must look for what you think is best for you.”
The Portuguese manager is the latest and most important name to confirm that he is returning to Stamford Bridge to succeed Rafael Benitez as Chelsea manager. Even the Premier League made a slip-up and posted an article on Saturday night that was post-dated for today’s date saying that Mourinho had returned whilst Real president Florentino Perez also said that is the case. There’s only the club that need to make things official now and I’m sure they will do shortly… when they’re done bombarding us with emails about season ticket/membership renewals.
For the moment the worst kept secret in football history remains unofficially official as everyone in football has spoken candidly about it, including the man himself, but the club will hold you in suspense a little bit longer. I just feel sorry for the guy that runs Chelsea’s official Twitter account as they’re inundated with tweets from fans demanding the big reveal but aren’t allowed to do so as yet.
Source: Sky Sports