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Mourinho To Replace Rafa This Month?

Jose Mourinho could replace Rafa Benitez as Chelsea boss as early as this month if Real Madrid are knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United.


Jose Mourinho could replace Rafa Benitez as Chelsea boss as early as this month if Real Madrid are knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United on Wednesday night, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims the Portuguese boss remains unhappy at the Bernabeu, despite improved performances on the pitch in recent weeks, and feels he’s lost the support of the players and the club’s hierarchy to the extent that should Madrid lose to United tonight, it could see Mourinho leave Madrid in the coming weeks.

Real beat Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday but remain 13 points adrift of the league leaders so are almost certainly going to relinquish their La Liga title this season. The Champions League is therefore the priority and failure to progress to the quarter finals would leave the Spanish giants with very little left to play for this season, so an early change in management isn’t totally out of the question.

The Star claim that Mourinho and Abramovich have repaired their frosty relationship with the pair understood to be in regular contact these days, and the 50-year-old boss is already preparing for a possible return to life in London after buying a house in the capital while his daughter is attending Camberwell Arts College.

Chelsea have endured a difficult season but remain on course to qualify for the Champions League after beating West Brom 1-0 on Saturday, but Rafa Benitez has already confirmed he’ll leave the club in the summer.

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The Star’s report seems a little speculative if you ask me. They’re basically saying Mourinho ‘could‘ leave Madrid and ‘could‘ take over at Stamford Bridge with very little evidence to back up these claims. That’s not to say it may not happen of course, and I’m sure the majority of Chelsea fans would love to see ‘The Special One’ come in to replace Benitez as soon as possible, but I feel there is still a long way to go before it happens.

What do you think, could Jose replace Rafa before the season is out? Leave your opinions in the comments section below.



  1. Wahab

    March 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Its only special one/ the one that can do it.i.e di mateeow

  2. Austine eke azubuike

    March 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I really nd honestly pray dat manchester should win realmadrid xo dat dee special one replace dee unfortunate one………….but i cnt see dat happenin 2nyt i really bliv dat realmadrid re goin 2 knock manchester united dnt ask y…………….jst bliv it………….!

  3. micah sirengo

    March 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    morinho should take over even now if posible

  4. Abdulkareem ahmed

    March 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I believe that man u will be the winner 2nit

  5. onah paul u

    March 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yea…i would like him to replace the interim man….but i wouldn’t like him to lose the champions league to manchester united……we Love you so much..the SPECIAL ONE

  6. Victor

    March 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    In as much as i want mourinho to come to stamford bridge, i dont think it could happen this month bcos united will not knock them out 2nite

  7. Abdulkareem ahmed

    March 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Pple believe that know away 4 man u, but i believe that know away for madrid

  8. isaac mary

    March 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    jose can do it, if only he can come

  9. Kingsley jolly

    March 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I blieve man u will make england pruod.Bt as for murioh we are expecting u in cheasel by d end of d season.

  10. Olagoke

    March 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    It ll be a welcome development if de special one could come back to stamford bridge

  11. Akeem Adigun

    March 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    D special one is d rigth man 4 us

  12. RRazak

    March 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Jose wont be coming to Chelsea if Real madrid lost to man U. Jose will definately came to Chelsea if Real be the Champion League winner. Abromobich is only interested in winner and not a looser.

  13. azuwai

    March 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Chelsea need the special one after this summer.

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