Jose Mourinho is set to become the highest paid manager in Premier League history as Duncan Castles, The Times, claims that the 50-year-old has agreed on a four-year deal and will pocket £8.5m-a-year after tax.
Castles says that the terms were agreed upon during discussions with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last week and Mourinho will formally sign shortly after his final match as manager of Real Madrid on June 1st against Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The report goes onto say that the Portuguese boss will be in charge of the squad’s restructure but won’t be making radical changes and believes the team only needs a few additions, a centre-back, a central midfielder and a reliable forward…which would go towards developing a new-look spine it seems.
Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to continue his development out on loan, FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is being looked at, Mourinho would like Luka Modric if Real are willing to sell and although he’s a big fan of Robert Lewandowski, the Polish forward will likely end up at Bayern Munich and there are reports that he’s already agreed to move there.
It looks like it’s going to be an exciting summer ahead as we will begin to learn what the plans are, who we will be signing, who will leave and what will happen to our promising young talent, such as Romelu Lukaku, Patrick van Aanholt, Kevin De Bruyne and Lucas Piazon.
Also, we’re already facing the prospect of Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola in Prague for the European Super Cup in August as the duo are set to take over at Chelsea and Bayern Munich respectively.
It’s still early days in terms of our expectations for the 2013-14 campaign but what changes would you hope to see over the summer months in order to improve our chances ahead of the next campaign?