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Ex-Blue Andre Schurrle Will Get Winners' Medal from Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterMay 14, 2015

SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 17:  Jose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea speaks with Andre Schuerrle of Chelsea as he prepares to gon on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on January 17, 2015 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Andre Schurrle was under the assumption that his bit-part first-half role on the Chelsea side that won the Premier League wouldn't result in him receiving a Premier League winners' medal. 

But Jose Mourinho is hardly an ordinary manager. 

Schurrle was sold to Wolfsburg for £22 million over the winter transfer window, as the talented German's playing time was dwindling on a deep Chelsea side. 

Mourinho sent his former winger a text informing him that the club has a medal waiting for him and that he'd love it if Schurrle could attend Chelsea's last Premier League game of the season. 

Schurrle joined the Blues in 2013 from Bayer Leverkusen but was mostly reduced to substitute duties in 14 appearances. 

The World Cup winner revealed the classy exchange with his former manager to the BBC.

I didn't know that I'd get a medal when I didn't play most of the second half of the season.

Jose Mourinho sent me a text to say that I'd get a medal and he asked me to come to the last game. That was very nice for me. 

I'm really happy for the boys. They played a very good second half of the season so of course, for me, it's good to get a medal but the boys did the work. ...

I love Chelsea still, I'm not frustrated, it was a great experience.

Say what you will about Mourinho's managerial style, but he's shown time and time again that he's a downright decent guy off the pitch. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11:  Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea winks prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.  (Phot
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[BBC]

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