Rumours of a Chelsea return for Jose Mourinho were given additional kindling, Wednesday, when Blues chairman Bruce Buck revealed he was “open-minded” to the idea of a second spell at Stamford Bridge for the Portuguese manager.
“We’re all thinking about it and have some ideas, and certainly [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich is thinking about it,” he told reporters when asked about the coaching change that will take place when Rafael Benitez leaves the club next month. (Independent)
Mourinho, for his part, hasn’t talked specifically about his future plans, but in a press conference following his Real Madrid side’s Champions League match against Galatasaray on Tuesday admitted he would speak with club president Florentio Perez about the matter at the end of the season.
“We’ll sit down quietly and talk about my future like two friends,” he said. (BBC)
A Mourinho comeback has long been anticipated by a section of the Chelsea support, and the comments from both he and Buck this week will have no doubt only fuelled that speculation.
But what would his return mean—not only for the club, but also for the media and for himself?
The following slides will examine five reasons why Mourinho 2.0 would make sense for all parties—the only exceptions being his Premier League opponents.