Rafael Benitez refuses to discuss Jose Mourinho's Chelsea return

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez gestures from the sideline during his side's match with West Brom on March 2, 2013
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Rafael Benitez opts against voicing his opinion regarding Jose Mourinho's reported return to Chelsea.

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez has decided not to talk about reports claiming that Jose Mourinho will replace him at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Current Real Madrid coach Mourinho hinted yesterday that he was ready to leave his role with the Spanish club, with a return to Chelsea believed to be his preferred destination.

However, ahead of his team's Europa League semi-final against Basel, Benitez, who confirmed last month that he would depart the Blues at the end of the season, refused to discuss the speculation.

"It's not my business. I have to concentrate on my business, that is to beat Basel," the Spaniard told reporters.

Following Mourinho's revelations, the majority of bookmakers have made him the odds-on favourite to be the next permanent manager of Chelsea.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
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