Premier League: Michael Ballack backs Jose Mourinho's Chelsea return
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has backed Jose Mourinho's decision to return to Stamford Bridge.
Last Updated: 04/06/13 11:13pm
Mourinho's long-anticipated appointment as the Premier League club's new manager was confirmed on Monday afternoon and he spent his first day at work on Tuesday, visiting Stamford Bridge and the club's training ground.
Former Germany international Ballack, who was signed by the Portuguese coach in 2006 during his first stint in West London, is happy to see his old mentor back in the Premier League.
Ballack said: "To have Jose Mourinho at Chelsea is a fantastic decision.
"He is a great character and a great coach. Even at his age he has had unbelievable success.
"To go back to a club like this, it is never a bad decision. Chelsea are a fantastic club - they won the Champions League last year and this year the Europa League.
"The money will be right for him, the fans love him, he has a lot of English supporters, even if they don't support Chelsea.
"Altogether it is a great package for him."