Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Back by popular demand to Chelsea FC, its the one and only Jose Mourinho

Back at the Bridge: Mourinho was unveiled at Chelsea's training ground on Monday

Chelsea FC announced yesterday that former manager José Mourinho will return to the helm for a second time, six years after leaving Stamford Bridge. José Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge as manager with the double UEFA Champions League winner signing a four-year deal.

Mourinho is not coming back alone, according to a Chelsea statement: "He brings three coaching staff with him in Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and José Morais. Each carries the title of assistant first team coach and will work alongside current first team staff Steve Holland, Christophe Lollichon and Chris Jones."

Both Christophe Lollichon (current assistant coach) and goalkeeper Petr Cech are very close friends so let’s hope there’s no coaching-goal-keeper conflict in the future. But Mourinho trusts Louro, the former Portugal keeper, to the point where he backed him in a conflict with Iker Casillas, the wedge which split the dressing room at Real Madrid.

In his first interview after his return, Mourinho expressed that it was quite an easy decision to return, and that he is happy to be back, he also stated he had to prepare himself not to be overly emotional at his return.