Mourinho : Chelsea manager again next summer ?

Roman Abromovich Jose Mourinho - Love & Hate relation at Chelsea
Roman Abromovich Jose Mourinho - Love & Hate relation at Chelsea

Mourinho and Chelsea to cross paths next summer, after Chelsea sacked Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea boss Roman Abromovich wants to land the nest there is at Stamford Bridge.

LONDON / NationalTurk – Will Jose Mourinho leave his post at Real Madrid and return to Premiere Leauge, which he claimed to be his favourite championship ? Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich could forget old grudges and reunite at Chelsea after the former Chelsea manager is considered among the favourites to take charge at Chelsea next season after Mourinho’s compatriot Andre Villas-Boas was sacked following a 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Chelsea sacked Andre Villas-Boas, Mourinho at Chelsea helm next season ?

Chelsea languished in fifth place in the Premier League and former Chelsea midfielder Roberto Di Matteo, an assistant to Villas-Boas, has been named as interim Chelsea coach until the end of the 2011-2012 season.

Chelsea faces tough challenges in all competitions. They will try to avoid an embarrassing FA Cup fifth round replay exit against Championship outfit Birmingham when his side travel to St Andrews’ for Di Matteo’s first engagement in charge on Tuesday.

Chelsea and Di Matteo After have to focus then on lifting a really poor playing Chelsea back into the top four in the Premier League — thus securing a vital place in next season’s Champions League —

To overturn the 3-1 first leg deficit against Napoli in the last 16 of the Champions League this season will be a no less important and easy task for the aging squad of Chelsa.

Yes Chelsea faces a really tough schedule without a manager but the real intrigue at Chelsea now surrounds Russian multi-billionaire Roman Abramovich’s search for his eighth manager in his eight years as owner of the west London side.

Roman Abromovich Jose Mourinho – Love & Hate relation at Chelsea

Roman Abramovich has dismissed Claudio Ranieri, Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti and now Villas-Boas, since buying Chelsea in 2003.

Matching Abramovich’s ambitions and investments for success at Chelsea with style increasingly seems like an impossible task, but the only man who has come close to completing the mission seems likely to be no one other than current La Liga leaders Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. He has led Real Madrid to the top of La Liga despite fierce competition from Barcelona beating all odds against it.

Jose Mourinho : Lack of ‘ love ‘ in Madrid while stiil popular at Chelsea ranks

Jose Mourinho feels unloved in Madrid and Spain after troubled relationships with some of the club’s important figures and the Madrid media while it is no secret he is still in contact via text with key figures at Chelsea and remains well loved at Stamford Bridge by players and fans alike. He even mentioned on more than one occasion he loved to return to England and the Premier League.

To add grist to the rumour mill, Jose Mourinho was spotted on a very public trip to the British capital last week to purchase a new house in London.

Sources close to the eccentric yet undeniably successful Portuguese  manager claim he is ready to return to England and it is speculated he is now on better terms with Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich after the rather bitter nature of his exit from Chelsea back in September 2007.

Next Chelsea manager candidates if the attempt for ‘ special one ‘ fails

William Hill installed former Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez, currently out of work after leaving Inter Milan, as 5/4 favourite to become the next permanent Chelsea manager, but it is Jose Mourinho — the 3/1 second favourite — who looks the best bet.

Fabio Capello, who quit as England coach recently, has also been named among the leading candidates for the Chelsea managing seat, while Everton boss David Moyes, Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers and former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet, now in charge at Championship club Brighton, are in the bookmakers’ lists even though that trio look like long shots.

Another intriguing contender is Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, who has a rolling one-year contract with the Spanish champions and maybe ready for a new challenge after so much success at the Nou Camp with Barcelona.

Abramovich delivered the news to Villas-Boas personally as he, chief executive Ron Gourlay and director Eugene Tenenbaum took him aside after training to inform him of his fate.

In the end Villas-Boas’s lack of experience at the highest level was brutally exposed as he struggled to deal with the job of dismantling a squad that had grown very old and maybe unmotivated since the glory days of the Jose Mourinho era.

Now it might well be the ‘ special one ‘ who returns to take on the fading egos in the Chelsea dressing room and build a new era in west London with a few squad changes along with him.

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