Midfielder welcomes Mourinho’s Chelsea return
Frank Lampard has told how should Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea, it would be a “great thing.”
The BBC reports how the Englishman is in favour of his former manager making a return to Stamford Bridge.
The broadcaster reports how the Blues midfielder won two Premier League titles and three other major honours during the Special One’s reign at the Bridge, and would like to stay if the Real Madrid boss returns to London over the summer.
Lamps is out of contract with the Europa League finalists at the end of the season and has spoken of his admiration for his former manager, as well as the hope of a contract extension for himself.
He said, as reported by the broadcaster: “I think it would be a great thing for the club, I think he is a fantastic manager.
“I’ve seen speculation before and a completely different manager walks through the door so we never know on that front but he is certainly one of the greatest managers, if not the greatest, in world football, so I’m sure the club and the fans will be happy to have him.”
When asked by reporters what he hopes for the future regarding his own contract situation, the 34-year-old replied: “Yes I would, but let’s see what happens. I’ve always said I want to spend all my career here. I think everyone knows that.”
His current manager, Rafael Benitez, will leave the club at the end of the season, and earlier this month former Porto boss, Mourinho said: “I know in England I am loved. I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one,” sparking rumours of a return to the Fulham-based club.
The rumours intensified after his agent, Jorge Mendes, told a radio station that there was an “80%” chance his client would return to Chelsea.
Should the Portuguese boss return to Chelsea, his main task would be to challenge the Manchester clubs for the title next season, after a disappointing League challenge this season.