Mourinho confirmed as Chelsea manager

Chelsea have confirmed the return of Jose Mourinho.

The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, has signed a four-year contract.

He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.

Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.

Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.

Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.

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

“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 has been joined at Chelsea by his trusted assistant Rui Faria, goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and Jose Morais.

All three have been given the title of assistant first-team coach and will work alongside the current backroom team of Steve Holland, Christophe Lollichon and Chris Jones.



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