Jose Mourinho mistakenly announced as new Chelsea boss

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The Premier League have attributed a story on their official website apparently announcing Jose Mourinho as the new manager of Chelsea to a 'publishing error'.

An editorial appeared on Sunday claiming Mourinho had made his expected return to Stamford Bridge having presided over his final game as Real Madrid boss a day earlier.

The story, since removed, was dated for Monday and stated that Mourinho had signed an unspecified length contract to succeed Rafael Benitez at Chelsea after the interim tenure of the Spaniard came to an end earlier this month.

The Premier League have, however, told BBC Sport that the publication of the article was merely a mistake and that they have no inside knowledge about Mourinho's proposed move to Chelsea.

Mourinho is expected to rejoin Chelsea this summer after it was announced he would depart Real Madrid at the end of the campaign following three years as head coach at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 50-year-old claimed the Spanish league title last season but has endured a controversial reign this campaign, with Real Madrid relinquishing their crown to Barcelona.

The inadvertent announcement by the Premier League is similar to one made by Manchester United prior to the official confirmation that David Moyes had been appointed to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Manchester United revealed via their Facebook page that the Scot was set to replace his illustrious compatriot, before the post was hastily removed and an official statement released later that day.

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