Mourinho signs a four-year contract with the club.
Six years after leaving, English Premier League side, Chelsea, has confirmed the return of its former coach, Jose Mourinho, 49, as the team’s head Coach.
According to the club’s official website, Mourinho has signed a four-year contract with the club where he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups between 2004 and 2007.
Mourinho’s return was confirmed by Chelsea’s Chief Executive, Ron Gourlay
“I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea. His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate,” Gourlay said to chelseafc.com
“It is our aim to keep the club moving forward to achieve greater success in the future and Jose is our number one choice as we believe he is the right manager to do just that. He was and remains a hugely popular figure at the club and everyone here looks forward to working with him again.”
Mourinho shockingly left Chelsea by mutual consent in September 2007. He was to soon land at Seria A side Inter Milan where he won the Serie A twice in two years as well as the Champions League.
Thereafter he crossed over to Real Madrid in 2010, where he lifted both the La Liga and Copa Del Rey. He left the club at the close of the Spanish season, on Saturday, 1 June crowning his exit with a 4-2 win over Osasuna.
Mourinho succeeds caretaker coach, Rafael Benitez, now at Napoli and would be working with the Nigerian duo of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses.