Chelsea contemplated a bid for former manager Jose Mourinho before restricting their options.
Jose Mourinho has responded to allegations that he turned down Chelsea’s offer to return as manager for a third time. The Roma manager had two successful periods with Chelsea, winning three Premier League crowns, an FA Cup, and three League Cups.
Todd Boehly has fired two managers this season, including Graham Potter, who was fired barely six months after replacing Thomas Tuchel. Frank Lampard is currently functioning as caretaker manager until the end of the season, and he earned his first three points with a weekend win against Bournemouth following a run of six straight defeats.
Following the withdrawal of Julian Nagelsmann from the competition for the Blues head coach role for next season, Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the frontrunner. football. London comprehends even though no deal has been reached, Pochettino has conducted excellent negotiations with Chelsea.
According to reports, Boehly will make a definitive choice on Chelsea’s future manager this week, with Pochettino anticipated to be selected. Mourinho has been contacted by the Blues and has now hinted at a summer exit from the Italian giants.
“I don’t talk to friends, comrades, or journalists,” Mourinho said when questioned about his plans. “If our CEO [Pietro] Berardi said a few months ago that he was certain I would stay, that is his interpretation.”I’m not talking to anyone if what Mr. Zazzaroni [a journalist] said this time is an interpretation of his. “The situation is clear; contractually, I still have one year on my contract.”Football is football, and contracts aren’t always the most essential thing. “Everything is fine, everything is calm, and the next game is always the most important game,” the Portuguese coach remarked.