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Chelsea Reappoint Jose Mourinho As Manager In 4-Year Deal: It’s Official

jose mourinho Chelsea Reappoint Jose Mourinho As Manager In 4 Year Deal: Its Official

Chelsea have announced that they have reappointed Jose Mourinho as manager of the club in a four-year deal.

Mourinho will return to the club where he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups between 2004 and 2007.

“I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea,” said Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay. “His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate.

“It is our aim to keep the club moving forward to achieve greater success in the future and Jose is our number one choice as we believe he is the right manager to do just that.

“He was and remains a hugely popular figure at the club and everyone here looks forward to working with him again.”

Mourinho brings three coaching staff with him in Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose 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.

The Special One will be officially presented in a press conference at Stamford Bridge on June 10.

What’s your opinion about Jose’s return to Stamford Bridge? Do you think he’ll be able to achieve more in this second stint at the club than he did the first time? Does Jose Mourinho make the Premier League a better division to follow, or are his negative tactics and mind-games a detriment to the club and league? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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21 Responses to Chelsea Reappoint Jose Mourinho As Manager In 4-Year Deal: It’s Official

  1. yaqub gambo says:

    reappointment of the special one will be a breakthrough to a more greater height for chelsea football club

  2. matt says:

    All hail the Special One. Thrilled to have him back.

  3. Adam says:

    Great for the Premier League and I’ve gotta say with the resources at his disposal and the new regimes coming in at United and City, I’d have Chelsea as favourites for the title.

  4. CTBlues says:

    This most certainly means that Special One TV will becoming back.

  5. Harry Cee says:

    but who thinks that he will make it four years?

    • Guy says:

      No way. I’m sure the bookies have a line on that by now.

      • OT says:

        Over and under on how long Jose Mourinho will last at Chelsea:

        3 seasons

        He lasted 3 seasons and 1 month the last time he was at Chelsea.

        He quit Inter after 2 seasons.

        He lasted 3 seasons at Real Madrid and was whistled (booed) by the paying customers in his final home match.

  6. Gus says:

    Gus Johnson is terrible!

    EPL Talk just feels empty without a stab at Gus in each post.

  7. Ken says:

    Jose loves Chelsea
    Chelsea loves Jose

    Both love titles.

  8. Tayo says:

    Best news of the day so far. The second coming of the special one… #CFC

  9. Bergkamp_10 says:

    I will wait for the Special One to be the Special Two. (Twice getting fired from Chelsea)

  10. Patrick says:

    I would love to see Jose manage a so called “small club.” One that does not have a team of superstars or an owner with a massive amount of money. I would find him going to a club in League 1 or 2 to be quite interesting. We would then get to see just how special the self-proclaimed special one is.

    All things being said it should make an interesting 13-14 season.

  11. Fernando says:

    He managed Uniao de Leiria and guided them to their highest ever finish in Portugal’s top division.

    That small enough for you?

    • Patrick says:

      Apologies, for my comment. So did Uniao de Leiria just fall apart after he left?

      Actually come to think of it, it is probably more impressive that he has been successful with a team of superstars. I think that it was Phil Jackson who said something along the lines of “as difficult as it is to manage (in his case) a basketball team it is even more difficult to manage a team of superstars.”

    • JC says:

      One minor note, Mourinho did not finish the season with Leiria. He moved to Porto in January.

  12. Rob says:

    Get ready for all the English press crawling up his ass and laughing at everything he says at his press conferences all season long.

  13. Conor Canavan says:

    good choice for chelsea. reckon he’ll bring some top players with him. i wouldn’t be surprised if chelsea won EPL next season

  14. Sacto Blues says:

    As U2 said ” its a beautiful day ” for all Chelsea supporters. Achieving the treble isn’t out of the question. Next season at no heart lane another rendition of Andre whats score ? Andre, Andre whats the score ?

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