Jose Mourinho assembles backroom staff ahead of Chelsea return
Looking ahead: Jose Mourinho is closing in on a return to Chelsea
Jose Mourinho has begun assembling his backroom staff as he edges closer to a return to the Stamford Bridge hot seat.
Mourinho, who has already negotiated his exit from Real Madrid, was snapped in west London on Monday and is believed to be in advanced talks over becoming the new Blues manager.
The 50-year-old is the overwhelming favourite to take charge of Chelsea next season, having dropped a series of hints in the last few months.
Now, according to reports in Spain, Mourinho is thrashing out the details on his dramatic return, and has even begun assembling his back room team.
It’s thought that Rui Faria, who worked as a fitness coach for Chelsea under Mourinho’s first reign, will return, while Silvino Louro is set to be handed a prominent coaching role.
Goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon has been promised he will stay put, while ex-Chelsea winger Bolo Zenden, brought in by interim coach Rafa Benitez, could also be kept.
The moves are all part of Mourinho’s meticulous planning as the Blues look to hit the ground running next term.
It’s expected the self-proclaimed Special One will be handed around £80million to spend on new players this summer, when he finally pens an expected three-year-deal.