The news would definitely excite the Chelsea fans. According to ‘exclusive’ reports from the Daily Express, former Chelsea manager and fan favourite Jose Mourinho has agreed a three-year contract with the Blues but it is yet to be signed.
Jose paid a visit to London with his family to enjoy the international break. The Real Madrid manager was supposed to visit Stamford Bridge to watch Brazil (as a guest of the Brazilian FA) taking on Russia in a friendly.
Daily Mail reported that Jose could be the man to take charge of Chelsea in the next season replacing interim manager Rafael Benitez and the deal is as good as done. The reports came from the close sources of the Special One.
Jose time and again has said that he would like to return to the Premier League and is currently the best possible option available for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Those same sources revealed that the clash of egos which led to split in 2007 is now a matter of past and that the pair has settled their differences.
Daily Express have built on that news further claiming a deal has already been in place but there are obstacles that needs solving before finalizing it officially.
Sources close to the Chelsea owner, told The Express:
“Chelsea have decided that Jose is the man they want now.
“Roman has run out of options and bringing Jose back is the only move that will get the fans back onside. Chelsea now want this to happen – and it will.”
The obstacles are both matters relating to on and off pitch problems. Jose is adamant to take charge of the club only if Chelsea clinch the Champions League spot this season.
Also, the Portuguese is unhappy with the role of technical director Michael Emenalo (close to Abramovich) among the hierarchies and does not want the Nigerian working above him once he returns at the Bridge.
Keeping in mind the accuracy of the reporting nature of English press, it is better to keep the skepticism intact unless Chelsea club officials or Jose Mourinho publicly announces any truth involved in the rumour.