Mourinho took charge of his final as Real Madrid boss during the 4-2 win over Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday and said his farewells in the Spanish capital before heading off to London.
At the time of writing he is yet to be announced as Chelsea’s new boss but it’s expected to be officially confirmed soon (it has been confirmed by just about every other source at this stage though). Carvalho is also leaving Madrid as he will begin a new challenge with mega-rich Monaco next season but believes his old boss will win his third Premier League title.
The 35-year-old was interviewed by Sky Sports News:
“I’m sure in two, three years they can [win the Premier League] but even in his first year he can win it again.
“When we arrived together in 2004 Chelsea had not won the league for 50 years so I hope now they can win it again. Jose is a special coach and I think he deserves all the best because he works very hard.
“Chelsea are a special club for me and I wish for them to win the Premier League again.”
The duo were not the only ones that were saying goodbye to Real Madrid as Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain admitted that he will be leaving the club for a fresh challenge.
He told reporters:
“I’m leaving Real Madrid. It’s been seven years here and the decision was taken calmly. It’s not a hot-headed reaction.”
Serie A champions Juventus are believed to be the frontrunners for the players signature but could he be an option for Chelsea?
Higuain scored 19 goals and made nine assists in 44 appearances for Real Madrid this season. 16 of those goals came in La Liga with just the 19 starts and nine subs appearances.