In a recent statement, Jose Mourinho has responded to rumors that he turned down an offer from Chelsea to take on the role of manager for a third time at Stamford Bridge. The Roma manager has had two prosperous stints with the Blues, during which he secured three Premier League championships, an FA Cup, and three League Cups.
In a surprising move, Todd Boehly has terminated the contracts of two managers this season. The latest to be dismissed is Graham Potter, who had only been in the position for six months following the departure of Thomas Tuchel.
Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, has taken up the role of caretaker manager for the remainder of the season. Lampard’s first game in charge saw his team secure a much-needed victory against Bournemouth, following a string of six consecutive losses.
According to sources, it appears that Mauricio Pochettino is the frontrunner to secure the position of head coach for the Blues in the upcoming season. This comes after Julian Nagelsmann has reportedly removed himself from consideration. While no official agreement has been made, it is believed that Pochettino has engaged in productive discussions with Chelsea.
According to recent reports, Chelsea’s next managerial appointment is set to be determined this week by Boehly, with Pochettino anticipated to be the chosen candidate. The Blues have reportedly made an approach to Mourinho, leaving the door open for a potential summer departure from the Italian giants.
In response to a question about his future, Mourinho stated, “I don’t engage in discussions with friends, comrades, or journalists.” According to the speaker, the CEO of their company, Pietro Berardi, had previously expressed confidence in their continued employment. However, the speaker asserts that this statement is merely Mr. Berardi’s interpretation of the situation.
When asked for comment, the individual stated, “If Mr. Zazzaroni’s recent statement is merely his interpretation, then I have no further comment to provide.” According to the individual in question, it appears that there is a clear understanding that they are still bound by a contractual agreement for a period of one year.
According to the individual, football is a game where contracts may not always hold the utmost significance. “The next game is always the most important,” stated the Portuguese manager, exuding a sense of calm and confidence.