Date: 27th May 2013 at 10:00pm
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Marko MarinGerman winger Marko Marin has admitted that his future will be determined by the next manager to arrive at Stamford Bridge.

That manager is to be Jose Mourinho, who has reportedly agreed to return to Chelsea in principle but no formal announcement will be made until after June 1st.

The 24-year-old has struggled to make an impact since he signed for the West London club and has only made 15 appearances, scoring one goal, this season.

Marin told Goal:

“It is difficult to talk about the next season because nothing is official with the new manager. We will have to wait on the new manager and then I’ll talk to him.”

But he wouldn’t be drawn into speaking about Mourinho specifically:

“I don’t like to talk about things that maybe happen but I only know things about him from the players who played under him.

“They were all happy with him and they will be happy if he comes.”

His signing was announced in the spring of 2012 when it looked as though Chelsea would miss out on qualifying for a Champions League spot the following season. The Blues got him at a knock-down price, probably due to his injury record, and it could be argued that it was both a gamble and a panic buy when taking the context of the situation the club was facing at the time into account.

Marin has had terrible luck in terms of injuries and was forced to sit out the first few months of the season with a hamstring tear but didn’t make much of a positive impact when he did receive his chances and neither Roberto Di Matteo or Rafael Benitez seemed particularly sold on him. Chelsea’s squad was lacking in numbers and was found to be unbalanced as the season went on and he still wasn’t used, which would suggest that he probably doesn’t have a future at the club and it’s one of those gambles that did not pay off.



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