Chelsea interim-manager Rafael Benitez has seemingly dropped the biggest hint yet that Jose Mourinho will be the man that replaces him at Stamford Bridge once he leaves in the summer.

Benitez was appointed as Chelsea's interim-manager back in November when the club fired Roberto Di Matteo and hasn't been the most-liked figure at the Bridge and a few months ago he revealed that he will 100% be leaving the club in the summer.

Despite being hated by the majority of the Chelsea fans, Benitez has managed to guide the club to the Europa League final and has also given them the best chance of finishing in the top-four after beating Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ever since Benitez confirmed he would leave the club in the summer once the season had finished, rumours had sparked that owner Roman Abramovich would look to Jose Mourinho to come back to the club and produce the magic he produced the first time around.

After those reports came out, it came out that the Portuguese manager wasn't happy at Real Madrid and revealed that he wanted to leave in the summer and after being knocked out by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Mourinho said he wants to go somewhere where he is loved.
From those comments, everyone was confident he meant England and in particular, back to Chelsea.

Speaking ahead of the club's massive game with Tottenham, Benitez all-but confirmed that Mourinho will be the man replacing him.

Benitez told reporters: "The next year there will be another manager. I think everybody knows who will be here."


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