Rafael Benitez hints at Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho on the touchline against Getafe on January 27, 2013
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Interim boss Rafael Benitez suggests that Jose Mourinho will replace him at Chelsea once the season concludes.

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez has given the biggest indication yet that Jose Mourinho will replace him at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Mourinho, who left Chelsea in 2007 following a three-year stint in London, is widely expected to leave his managerial role with Spanish outfit Real Madrid at the end of the current season.

That has resulted in numerous reports that he will return to the Blues - speculation that Benitez has now suggested could be proved to be correct.

"The next year there will be another manager," the Spaniard told reporters. "I think everybody knows who will be here."

Chelsea won the Premier League twice under Mourinho's guidance, as well as one FA Cup and two League Cups.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez during the match against FC Basel on April 25, 2013
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