Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez not worried over Jose Mourinho's return

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata also shied away from discussing the probability of Mourinho's arrival, but he did give his backing to Benitez, who has faced protests from some of the club's fans since he was appointed in November.

updated: May 02, 2013 12:57 IST
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London: Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez on Wednesday refused to be drawn on speculation that Jose Mourinho is poised to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season to replace him in the dug-out.

Mourinho is expected to leave Real Madrid at the end of the current campaign and dropped a hint that he could go back to his former club after Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

The Portuguese, who won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups during his three-year stint at Chelsea, said: "I know I am loved by the clubs (in England), especially one."

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