Published On: Sun, Jun 2nd, 2013

Mourinho set for reshuffle

Incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will immediately face a number of problems when he finally arrives at the Bridge, according to The Mirror.

High on the agenda is to secure a long-term successor to Ashley Cole, the newspaper claims.

The 100 cap international is now 32-years-old and Mourinho is rumoured to be interested in taking Fabio Coentrao with him from Real Madrid, which would see a fee of around £20million for the wing back.

Striker shortage

Another problem which will need to be addressed is Chelsea’s striker shortage, with Fernando Torres and Demba Ba the only centre forwards currently in the squad.

One option for Mourinho would be to call Romelu Lukaku back to the squad after a hugely successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season, scoring 17 league goals.

The 50-year-old Portuguese is expected to bring his goalkeeper coach Silvino Louro, which could see current goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon heading for the Stamford Bridge exit.

Challenges

With Mourinho’s return to Chelsea imminent many fans will be excited at the prospect of mounting genuine title challenges again.

Chelsea have not won the Premier League since the 2009/10 season when Carlo Ancelotti was at the helm – they pipped Manchester United to the title by one point.

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