Jose Mourinho welcomed to Chelsea by Boris Becker

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Jose Mourinho's protracted return to Chelsea following his departure from Real Madrid was confirmed on Monday much to the delight of the Stamford Bridge faithful, with Blues fan and tennis legend Boris Becker one of millions thankful for the second coming of the Special One.

Mourinho endured a testing final campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu, where his relationship became strained with both players and supporters, and it was confirmed last month that he would leave the club by mutual consent.

Chelsea had long been installed as the frontrunners to claim the signature of Mourinho, who the Premier League twice during his first spell at the club, and his appointment was confirmed just two days after he left Madrid.

It was news greeted with a mixture of relief and jubilation in west London, and Becker added to the tributes for Mourinho, who arrives back at Chelsea after almost after almost six years away.

Becker tweeted: "We welcome the"Special One" back home!!! Make the streets of SW London ur [sic] own."

Mourinho revealed his decision to return to Chelsea was an easy one, and decided within minutes of meeting club owner Roman Abramovich - with whom he fell out in 2007 - that they would work together again.

"It was an easy decision," Mourinho told ChelseaTV. "I met the boss, the owner, and I think within five minutes after some short and pragmatic questions we decided straight away.

"I asked the boss do you want me back, and the boss asked me do you want to come back, and in a couple of minutes the decision was made."

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