It's now been confirmed that Jose Mourinho has returned to Chelsea - and retired striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has no doubt that the ‘Special One’ will be in firm control of the Blues in a positive manner.
In an interview with Spanish TV show Punto Pelota on Sunday, Mourinho announced that his Chelsea deal would be effective by the end of the first week of June.
“I'm going to London on Monday and at the end of the week, I will be the manager of Chelsea,” he said.
The Portuguese tactician, who led Chelsea to six titles between 2004 and 2007, will be taking charge of a side that has won two major European club honours in two seasons.
This is a record from the Blues that deserves a lot of applause, but retired legend Van Nistelrooy is not convinced that the trophies Chelsea have won in recent times are a sign of true invincibility.
Despite acknowledging their feat under Rafael Benitez in the Europa League, the Dutchman asserted that the presence of 50-year-old Mourinho would add something special to the team as before.
“Wherever Mourinho is, something always happens, so he will definitely bring some new energy to Chelsea,” Van Nistelrooy told London24. “Winning the Europa League was fantastic success for them and it is a club with a good squad, but he will do his thing - as he always does.”
Mourinho left Real Madrid trophy-less at the end of the 2012/13 season. Los Blancos could only manage to finish 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, whilst they completed their Champions League and Copa del Rey runs as semi-finalists and runners-up, respectively.
The pressure from the Spanish press, sharpened with Real’s tough expectations, was mainly what caused Mourinho to throw the towel at Madrid.
The Special One, however, stressed that loving atmospheres were important for him in his career - and declared that the love of Chelsea fans for him were a key factor in his return to the Premier League.
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