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There is one last rumor for us to think about this season, and it's one that we've heard time and time again—Jose Mourinho to leave Real Madrid and manage Chelsea.
There are two parts to that rumor, and it's important that we think them both through, starting with Mourinho at Madrid, which has been something of a hot bed this year.
Reports on Wednesday from The Telegraph suggest that Mourinho will definitely leave this summer, and it does make sense for him to go now. Cristiano Ronaldo is playing at the top of his game, Madrid are thriving in the Champions League and they could very well win the double should they triumph there and in the Copa del Rey final against rivals Atletico Madrid.
The system in place at the Bernabeu is very good, and Mourinho's assistants would be more than capable of running the show in the summer transfer window—not that they really need any more players—whilst the club find a replacement.
Assuming that they haven't already done so.
As for the Chelsea rumor, well it does make sense. Benitez will be gone, there's no doubting that, and with the fans growing more and more disillusioned with every passing week, bringing back Mourinho would be a great move by Roman Abramovich to regain some support.
Mourinho will be very well paid (as are most people under Abramovich), and with Chelsea likely to play Champions League football, he certainly won't be missing out on anything on the European front—especially with the incredibly strong squad that Chelsea can offer Mourinho to work with.
This one just seems to "work" this summer, and whilst I'd probably feel more comfortably giving the Mourinho exit another year, it's not completely unthinkable that this would happen now.
After all, there is no time like the present.
Prediction: Jose Mourinho leaves Real Madrid, joins Chelsea in 2013.
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