Chelsea have this afternoon officially confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the clubs next manager on a four-year contract.
The 50-year old flew into London yesterday, as exclusively revealed on The Football Family, and put the finishing touches to his contract this morning.
He rejoins the London club for a second stint as manager, after leaving the club in 2007 after helping win the Premier League twice in consecutive seasons during his stay.
Mourinho replaces the interim boss Rafael Benitez who has been announced as the new manager of Serie A side Napoli after his contract ran out at Stamford Bridge.
It was inevitable the ‘Special One’ would return to England after announcing after Real Madrid’s Semi-final loss to Borussia Dortmund:
“I know in England I am loved,” “I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one.”
After winning the FA Cup, 2 league cups, and two Premier Leagues in his time At Chelsea, he has unquestionably become one of the greatest managers in World Football, winning two Champions Leagues with Porto and Inter, and winning the La Liga Title and Copa Del Rey to name a few of his other achievements.
Mourinho was delighted to announce his return on Chelsea TV this afternoon:
“I promise exactly the same things I promised in 2004, with this difference to help – which is I’m one of you.”
“In football, in my career I’ve had two great passions, Inter and Chelsea, and Chelsea is more than important for me.”
Mourinho will be officially presented in a press conference at Stamford Bridge on Monday 10 June, and will bring his backroom staff of Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose Morais with him.