Schwarzer thanks ‘unbelievable’ Mourinho

Mark Schwarzer has thanked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for allowing him to leave and says it was the prospect of playing Premier League football again that lured him away from Stamford Bridge.

Schwarzer, 42, was third choice goalkeeper behind both Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech and his chances of appearing for the first team looked slim.

But the move to the Foxes on an 18-month deal is likely to see him go straight into the side, replacing Ben Hamer while the number one keeper Kasper Schmeichel is injured.

Schwarzer said: “Chelsea have been excellent and Jose Mourinho has been unbelievable in allowing me to leave.

“It was a really amicable split from the club and I have a lot of time for everyone at Chelsea for allowing me to have this next challenge.

“It is a new challenge in my career and one I think will be very exciting

“It was the draw of being able to be more involved and hopefully being able to play some football in the Premier League. I have come here with the hope of playing football.”

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