Josse Mourinho’s return to Chelsea was finally confirmed yesterday, with the self-proclaimed Special One set to be unveiled at a press conference next Monday.
The Portuguese manager has signed a four year deal with the club to the delight of chief executive Ron Gourlay, who declared that “his continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate”.
During his first spell at the club, Mourinho guided the Blues to their first league championship in fifty years, retaining the trophy the next season.
He also won two league cups and an FA cup, as well as a community shield before being dismissed a month into his fourth season at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho then moved to Inter Milan, where he again clinched back to back league titles and the Coppa Itallia; winning the 2010 Champions League final against Bayern Munich before moving to Real Madrid.
Following a victorious Coppa Del Rey campaign in his first season at the Bernabeu, another league championship was recorded in 2012, making Mourinho only the third manager ever to have won the top division in at least four countries.
Chelsea’s odds of winning a first league title in four seasons next year were slashed to just 5/2 following yesterday’s announcement.