Jose Mourinho with Roman Abramovich
Jose Mourinho may have opened the door for a sensational return to Stamford Bridge, following reports that he has been contacting Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
David Woods wrote in the Daily Star:
“The pair [Mourinho & Abramovich] have repaired their relationship to such a degree that Abramovich has been using him as an unofficial consultant when it comes to footballing matters.”
The article also claims that the Special One has been contacting players he managed during his time as the Blues boss.
Those players are thought to include John Terry, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech and Frank Lampard.
During his three-year tenure in West London, Mourinho won two League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup, but he left Chelsea in 2007 following a poor start to the season.
His departure prompted protests from the club’s supporters.
The Blues have been managed by seven different men since then, but none have captured the hearts of the Stamford Bridge faithful quite like Mourinho.
It was reported early last year that the Special One had been house-hunting in London, but he did not end up leaving Real Madrid in the summer.
However, despite winning La Liga convincingly with Los Merengues last season, this year he has already ruled out a title challenge and is falling rapidly out of favour with the club’s fans.
According to Eurosport, a survey in Marca claimed that almost two-thirds of Madrid members believe Mourinho has a negative impact on the club’s image.
The feeling is thought to be mutual with numerous reports that he is not happy in Spain.
After the deeply unpopular appointment of Rafa Benitez, Abramovich would be wise to re-hire the Special One in June.
Maybe that would help Radamel Falcao make up his mind and move to West London, and who knows, perhaps Jose would bring a certain winger named Christiano with him?