After the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, the Real Madrid manager was touted for a return to Stamford Bridge.
The former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was instantly linked as one of the favourites to succeed his fellow Portuguese manager in the role he previously held, but a recent interview made by Mourinho stated that he wishes to sign a new contract at Madrid.
Mourinho has led the Madrid-based side to a 10-point advantage over current La Liga title holders and bitter rivals Barcelona.
If Real Madrid can continue their great form and go on to win the Spanish title, Mourinho would become the first manager to win a league title in four major countries.
You would be excused if you thought Mourinho would be number one to take the Chelsea role before his recent statements about his future, As Mourinho has recently improved his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and was pictured shopping for a new property in London.
But this is what the Real Madrid manager had to say on his future:
"I am going to sign a new contract with Real Madrid. I would like to have a place in the club’s history.
"Real Madrid and I share a project and we are going to carry on with it. Being part of this team is a fantastic and unforgettable experience for a manager like me.
"Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I feel happy here. I feel they trust me here and I feel I have the complete support of the directors and all the fans."
So, sorry Chelsea fans, if you thought Mourinho would come back to save the day, it doesn’t look like that will happen this time. I wouldn’t rule it out in the future, though.