The Special One is back at Chelsea
In what’s surely been the worst-kept secret in football over recent weeks, it’s been announced today that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will return for a second spell in charge at Chelsea.
June 3rd, 2013
With a four-year deal in his back pocket, the outspoken Portuguese will replace Rafael Benitez – who will shortly take over at Napoli – and is set to be officially announced at a press conference next Monday.
Counting his earlier stint in order to over-emphasise the upcoming point, Mourinho is the tenth manager to serve under Blues owner Roman Abramovich!
With Champions League trophies on either side of his three-year reign at Chelsea, it’s an interesting move on the part of the Powers That Be to restore Mourinho in a previous role in the hope that he can bring another top European title to the club, having missed out on one there himself.
The Europa League winners will have their work cut out ahead of the new season, but with two league titles won in the space of a year during his previous reign, Mourinho should hope to go one better on the European stage this time; with a Champions League placed secured in lieu of a Europa League title defence, the Blues should hit the ground running with their new manager installed. But will it be enough to wrest the title away from an incoming David Moyes at Man United? A new challenger at City? The likes of Arsenal and Spurs in the chasing pack? Only time will tell.