Jose Mourinho: The return of the prodigal son to Chelsea

Mourinho is not known across the footballing circles as team builder, but more like a mercenary given money to buy players to win trophies.

updated: June 10, 2013 14:46 IST
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Jose Mourinho, The Special One, will be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge with open arms.

In this case, it was dream move for both, one that Mourinho wanted and one that the Russian owner Roman Abramovich was forced to make. The move suited both sides well.

Mourinho is a crowd favourite and one who has given Chelsea acceptability at the European stage. On the other hand, Abramovich had run out of options. Most of the top managers in the world shortlisted and employed were sacked in due course of time for flimsy reasons. Pep Guardiola, who was courted by the Blues for almost a year, turned his back on Chelsea, while Jurgen Klopp, the Borrusia Dortmund hero, decided to continue with his project back in Germany.

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