Jose Mourinho set for Chelsea comeback

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FORMER Chelsea coach José Mourinho is set for a sensational return to his former club, according to reports.

The current Real Madrid manager will be unveiled on July 1 according to the Sun who say that the Portugeese national will command a salary of £10m a year.

Mourinho was reportedly spotted out for dinner at a restaurant in Chelsea with club owner Roman Abramovich which has fueled speculation that the former Inter and Porto coach is set to return to English football.

The former Chelsea boss has made no secret of his desire to return to England, saying this week it is where he feels loved.

Tottenham boss Villas-Boas worked under his Portuguese countryman at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan and would welcome his former mentor back.

Villas-Boas said: “He obviously wants to come back to England, whether he has a club aligned or not, we never know.

“It’s extremely unlikely when someone makes it that public that something is not set out already but he is a great addition to the Premier League. He has a wonderful history in this league and I think it will be spectacular to have him back.”

Mourinho has won a significant haul of trophies at all his clubs but has found it most difficult at Madrid.

Defeat over two legs against Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals means the Champions League will once again elude the Spaniards this season, and Villas-Boas acknowledged Mourinho probably has not lived up to the expectations Madrid had when he arrived.

The Spurs boss said: “When he left (England) he wasn’t that well loved by a few of you guys (the media) and that was something we talked about.

“He was loved in all the clubs where he has won titles, in Real Madrid the same.

“There is maximum respect for what he has achieved, but for it to be at the level of Real Madrid’s expectancy, we will never know. Probably not, but he certainly has won a league against a dream Barcelona team, which is a great achievement.”

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez’s short-term contract up at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool coach last night led the London side into the final of the Europa League with a 3 - 1 win over Basle.