Wayne Veysey of Goal.com reported that Chelsea FC may confirm Jose Mourinho as its new manager. The Blue Nation may make the announcement within a week or after Mourinho's last match for Real Madrid against Real Sociedad.
While Mourinho's three year reign at Real Madrid was a disaster, his services are needed at Chelsea. Mourinho is one of the few managers who earned the respect of his players and the supporters.
The club enjoyed a golden era which saw Chelsea win two Premier League titles. Mourinho may use the experience he gained in Real Madrid to instill discipline and consistency in a team that needs it with the 4-3-3 formation.
Mourinho could win two more Premier League and UEFA Champions League title in due time after reorganizing the team. The only inconvenience in the positive reaction to Mourinho will be when certain aspects of reality sets in.
According to The Daily Mail, outgoing manager Rafa Benitez publicly warned Mourinho that Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich calls the shot. Mourinho must be fully aware that he was appointed manager by Abramovich in 2004 only to be removed by him in 2007.
Since 2007, Chelsea changed managers when there were no results for the club. The most recent appointment was Benitez himself replacing Roberto Di Matteo.
The supporters are with the manager during the victories instead of the defeats. According to The Mirror, Abramovich's inner circle have their doubts about Mourinho returning as Chelsea's manager.
They fear that Mourinho may attach certain conditions such as the authority to determine the transfers. The same Chelsea inner circle fear [according to The Mirror] that they may be marginalized in the decision making process.
It is going to be an interesting 2013/14 Premier League season for Chelsea as the team rebuilds itself. It will be interesting to see the dynamics of a second Mourinho era.