3 Jun 2013

Mourinho joining Chelsea: Real boss

7:24 am on 3 June 2013

The Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told British Sky Sports that football manager Jose Mourinho is returning to English Premier heavyweights Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach took charge of his final Real game on Sunday as the Spanish giants beat Osasuna 4-2.

Six years after an acrimonious departure from the west Londoners following a reported fall-out with billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich, Mourinho has long been rumoured to be on his way back.

Outgoing interim boss Rafael Benitez has now joined Napoli.

Mourinho won two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his previous stint in charge at Stamford Bridge, in just over three seasons, while he twice guided the club to the Champions League semi-finals.

In his three years at Real he won La Liga and the Spanish Cup once each while getting to the Champions League semi-finals every year, but failing to reach the title game.