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Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea fans it was an easy decision to return as manager

Image: Jose Mourinho: Back at Stamford Bridge on four-year contract

Jose Mourinho has returned to Chelsea with a message for the club's supporters: "I'm one of you".


Mourinho was the obvious choice to take Chelsea forward as the west London club's eighth new manager since he left in 2007, according to chief executive Ron Gourlay. "I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea. His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate," Gourlay said on the club's official website. "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." Mourinho will address the English press at 1.30 pm next Monday, June 10, and former Blues forward Tony Cascarino is eager to see him back in front of the English media. He added: "Jose Mourinho's first press conference is going to be like seeing the Rolling Stones or The Beatles! But let's put it in perspective, Mourinho is a very talented manager. There is no doubt about that. You only have to look at his previous clubs." Sky Sports 1HD will screen a number of programmes from 10pm on Monday night to celebrate Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea, including Football's Greatest Managers, highlights of the Blues' first Premier League title win and their League Cup triumph over Liverpool. Click here to watch online.