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Perez: Mourinho is going to Chelsea

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that Jose Mourinho is set to make a return to Premier League side Chelsea.

Mourinho took charge of his final game for Real Madrid on Saturday, a 4-2 win over Osasuna, having already agreed to part ways with Real by mutual consent.

The Portuguese endured a difficult final season at the Bernabeu, finishing second to Barcelona in La Liga by 15 points and losing to Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Those failures allied to a reportedly fraught atmosphere in the dressing room have culminated in Mourinho's departure, with a return to Stamford Bridge mooted for several weeks.

And Perez, who was re-elected to the role of president on Saturday, has now insisted that Mourinho will join the London club for a second time.

"Mourinho is going to Chelsea. Probably on Monday he will be

their new manager. We wish him good luck," he told Sky Sports News.

The former Porto and Inter boss will become Chelsea's eighth manager in six years following his initial departure in 2007.

Rafael Benitez became the latest boss to exit the club last week, taking over at Napoli after a brief spell as interim boss. The Spaniard proved widely unpopular with the Chelsea fans despite leading them to UEFA Champions League qualification and a UEFA Europa League crown.

Mourinho's first three-year stint at Stamford Bridge was highly successful, as he guided them to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup success and two League Cup crowns. 

His reign ended on bad terms, though, following the disintegration of his relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich.
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