Chelsea and Jose Mourinho have yet to strike an agreement that would see the return of The Special One to Stamford Bridge. Even though major hints were dropped last night that Mourinho wants to return to the Premier League, stating that “I want to be where I love to be, where people love me to be,” no deal is yet in place, which opens the door for clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to try to entice Mourinho to join their club instead.
The manipulative Mourinho is starting a behind-the-scenes bidding war for his managerial talents.
Chelsea are not expected to make a formal announcement on who’ll replace interim-manager Rafael Benitez until June, after Chelsea plays two friendlies in the United States in late May.
What do you think? Can you see Mourinho returning to Chelsea, and would he do as well with that club as he did during his previous reign? Or can you see Mourinho using Chelsea to get other clubs into a bidding war, and helping raise his salary to exorbitant numbers from a club other than the Blues? Post your opinions in the comments section below.
Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- Chelsea and José Mourinho have yet to strike an agreement over return — The Guardian
- Arsenal can win trophies next year, says Santi Cazorla — Evening Standard
- ITV statement: Gabriel Clarke’s live interview with Jose Mourinho — ITV
- BT Sport eye David James, Steve McManaman and Danny Murphy — The Mail
- Top XI worst signings of Mark Hughes’ managerial career — Who Ate All The Pies
- Branislav Ivanovic says he accepted biting apology from Luis Suárez — The Guardian
- Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho dominating futsal at 12 years old — 101 Great Goals
- Swansea are being linked with a summer move for defender Inigo Lopez — This Is South Wales
- How Neville Southall won the Player of the Year award in the 1984-85 season — The Guardian
- Newcastle fans angered as Hatem Ben Arfa dons PSG shirt — Off The Post
- Newcastle’s Rob Elliot could earn Ireland debut against England — The Mail
- Everton striker Victor Anichebe puts Nigeria career on hold — BBC Sport
- The importance of Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey to Norwich’s survival — The Football Butler
- Dortmund chairman locked himself in toilet at end of Real Madrid game — The Guardian
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