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Mourinho signs four-year deal at Chelsea


LONDON — Jose Mourinho has signed a four-year deal to become manager of Chelsea again.

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The Portuguese coach held meetings to iron out the final details of his contract with club officials yesterday, just hours after leaving his post at Real Madrid.

Mourinho will be officially unveiled in a press conference on Monday June 10.

Mourinho brings coaching staff Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose Morais with him from Real, and will already be plotting how he will claim Chelsea’s first Premier League title since 2010 next season.

A statement on the club website read: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Jose Mourinho as first team manager.

“Mourinho has signed a four-year contract and will return to the club where he won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups between 2004 and 2007.

“He brings three coaching staff with him in Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Jose Morais. Each carries the title of assistant first team coach and will work alongside current first team staff Steve Holland, Christophe Lollichon and Chris Jones.

“The new manager will be officially presented in a press conference at Stamford Bridge on Monday 10 June, further details of which will follow in due course.”

Ron Gourlay, Chelsea’s chief executive, added: “I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea. His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate.

“It is our aim to keep the club moving forward to achieve greater success in the future and Jose is our number one choice as we believe he is the right manager to do just that.

“He was and remains a hugely popular figure at the club and everyone here looks forward to working with him again.”

He left the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night without saying goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Iker Casillas, having suggested all three had deliberately ruled themselves out of his last game in charge.

And as if to underline the divisions, Alvaro Arbeloa claimed the manager had been betrayed by his players.

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