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Chelsea Legend: Mourinho Will Return To Stamford Bridge

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit claims that Rafa Benitez’s objective is to qualify for the Champions League then step aside for Jose Mourinho to return to the club.


Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit has told talkSPORT that Rafa Benitez’s objective for the season is to qualify for the Champions League then step aside for Jose Mourinho to return to the club.

Mourinho spent a hugely successful three years at Chelsea between 2004 and 2007, winning two Premier League titles and three domestic cups. The current Real Madrid boss has been strongly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge in recent months with the 50-year-old tipped to leave the Bernabeu this summer.

Rafa Benitez was installed as interim coach at Chelsea following the departure of Roberto Di Matteo last November  but according to former Blues midfielder Gullit, the Spaniard is simply keeping the seat warm for the return of Mourinho.

Gullit told talkSPORT that Benitez’s objective when hired by Roman Abramovich was to ensure Chelsea qualified for the Champions League next season before making way for Mourinho in the summer, and even claims that ‘The Special One’ was due to return to the Bridge last season but plans were scuppered when the Blues won the Champions League making it difficult to sack then boss Roberto Di Matteo.

“Rafa Benitez’s main objective this season is to qualify for the Champions League and then to make way for Jose Mourinho, I have a gut feeling that Mourinho will come back to Chelsea.”

“I have a feeling that he was meant to come back after the Champions League final but then when Chelsea won it I think he thought better of it. It’s no coincidence that right after the final he signed a new contract with Real Madrid.”

A return to Chelsea for Mourinho would surely go down well with the Stamford Bridge faithful as the Portuguese boss is still a huge fan-favourite in west London, so no doubt they’ll be hoping Gullit’s ‘feeling’ turns out to be accurate.

Do Chelsea fans think Mourinho will return to the club this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Ajuba Paschal

    February 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Yes.we need Jose back at chelsea for next season.benitez and torres must go

  2. lekan alabi

    February 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Yes we need Mourinho back @ Chelsea. D guy is always wellcome

  3. I.D

    February 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    morinho and falcao should come in while benitez and torres should leave the club by summer

  4. oso Emmanuel

    February 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Yes ? Can’t just wait to see JM return to SB.

  5. Mankey

    February 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Yes my dream came true jose we father chelsea funs

  6. Mankey

    February 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Yes my dream came true jose we love jose like my father jose came back, out … Out … Out rafa u are soo fat

  7. Kida stanz....

    February 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    NO !….we need rmd…he’s the riqht man…i love him,chelsea owner is stupid….sacked the true man….i need cavani to pair up with demba ba…..hazard !

  8. obulor randy

    February 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    We will b the most happiest fans on earth if jos come back,because is d father of chealsea?

  9. Caleb

    February 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    The butterfly(Benitez) thinks himself a bird;Jose Mourinho is highly welcomed,thanks

  10. elkamini

    February 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    YESSSSSS….every normal human being that is physically and mentally okay would want to see mourinho back at stamford bridge…..with torres and his fat balloon kicked out…cavani instead of falcao anyways

  11. Jonathan

    February 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Chelsea has got great talents in all the departments on pitch, Jose will be a better manager to harness them into a complete team. Jose, u ll be highly welcome.

  12. Isaiah Temitope Israel Oguntuase

    February 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah…Gullit knows the right man for chelsea, I’ll be glad if the special one comes back as well Falcao and courtois

  13. Vickky

    February 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Gullit God bless you,you really know what the chelsea fans want,bernitez is just there wasting ttime,infact since that man bernitez is chelsae coach i dont lik watching chelsea games again,plz lets beg morinho,to com back,cos left for ibramovich alone he will not like to com

    • mekus

      February 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Jeo we miss u so much,pls come back to us

  14. dayo

    February 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Yes he should come back 2 us i have miss dose action jose we re waiting

  15. Shittu Abayomi

    February 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Up mourinho, up chelsea pls Roman Abramovics we need special one back @ stamford brigde

  16. Rick Gilhome

    February 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    If Mourinho had stayed Chelsea would have added 3 more CL and 3 more EPL by now.
    Mourinho’s return will strike fear into the blues rivals and Chelsea will go back where they belong.

  17. Ekeson Cyril o

    February 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

    ..let wht you say and our believ be done..Amen special one pls come..S B FANS LOVE YOU..


    February 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I want torres, benayoun, and benitez to be kill, if i have opportunity to see them one on one i will stab them to death,they were evil that meant to spoil mata, oscar, hazard, mikel and other key players carrier. I love the special one.

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