Jose Mourinho: 5 Reasons Former Chelsea Manager Will Never Come Back
After sacking Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in search of a replacement and wants the best manager in the world to come to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho, a former manager of the club, is the most successful manager the club has ever had and is highly regarded as one of the best in the world.
Bookies have given Mourinho the best odds at becoming the club's next manager, but Mourinho is likely to never manage Chelsea again.
Mourinho Would Want Total Control
If Mourinho were to consider returning to Chelsea, he would insist that Abramovich give him total control of all the team’s affairs.
Abramovich is a very hands-on owner and would most likely be reluctant to give the two-time Champions League winner total control.
Mourinho and Abramovich had a falling-out the first time around in a disagreement over wages.
Mourinho would demand money that Abramovich has been unwilling to pay his managers, including Mourinho in 2007.
Abramovich Has His Eye on Other Managers
A deal with Rafa Benitez fell through when Abramovich wanted a short-term contract through the end of this season but Benitez wanted at least a two-year deal.
Abramovich seems to have targeted Pep Guardiola, Barcelona's manager, to succeed AVB.
Tottenham May Be a Better Fit
Spurs may lose manager Harry Redknapp after this season if he takes over the reins of the Three Lions.
Spurs have expressed interest in Mourinho the day after he was sacked by Chelsea in 2008, and he would be a leading candidate to become the next manager at Tottenham.
Has Said He Will Not Return
Mourinho has stated a number of times that he is not returning to Chelsea.
This was most recently published in the Daily Mail, where Mourinho visited one of his favorite restaurants and told his friend who owns the restaurant that he has no intention of returning to Stamford Bridge.
It is also hard to imagine Mourinho leaving Real Madrid before this season ends, as the club is 10 points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Chelsea is still in contention for a Champions League birth and will need a manager to take over immediately to make this season successful.