Chelsea plump for Mourinho

Reports in Britain are saying that Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement with Chelsea to return as manager next season.

The Portuguese spent just over three years at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007, before a falling out with owner Roman Abramovich saw him depart.

Mourinho has, however, been linked with a return to Chelsea this summer, as one of a number of possible destinations that also include Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

This has been amid reports in Spain that continue to suggest that this is his last season with Madrid, following complications in League form and relationships with a number of his players.

The Daily Mail claim today that sources close to Mourinho have told them that the Portuguese is going back to the London club, with Abramovich keen for him to succeed interim manager Rafa Benitez in the summer.

It is alleged that the Russian billionaire had previously opted for Pep Guardiola, before his signing with Bayern Munich for next term and has now resolved that Mourinho is his ‘best option’, whilst Abramovich and Mourinho are also reported as having resolved their differences that led to the split in their working relationship in 2007.

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