Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Fan Details Conversation with Special One About Blues Return

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Fan Details Conversation with Special One About Blues Return

Rene Otinga
updated at March 9, 2024 at 7:09 AM
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  • Jose Mourinho reportedly gave a coy answer when asked to return to Chelsea
  • One X user gave an account of his interaction with the former Roma boss
  • Mourinho was in Riyadh for the Egypt Cup final between Zamalek and Al Ahly

A football fan on social media has gone viral for his interesting account of his apparent interaction with former Roma boss Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, March 8 for the Egypt Cup final between Zamalek and Al Ahly.

Jose Mourinho was asked if he could return to Chelsea.
A football fan narrated his conversation with Jose Mourinho about a return to Chelsea. Photo: @Sirshargi/Paul Mcfegan.
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One Blues fan, identified as @Sirshargi, shared a photo on X, posing alongside the former Roma boss, but it was the caption that caught the eye of fans.

According to the fan, he briefly engaged Mourinho, asking him about a third and possibly final run as Cheslea manager.

“Hello Jose, Chelsea fans love you very much from all over the world and hope you return to Chelsea,” the fan claims to have told Jose, and The Special apparently replied saying:
“Thank you, my friend, but Chelsea is not the Chelsea we know.”

The fan then added “Yes Jose, so we want you to return to the team so that the glories can return. What if an offer was made to you in the summer, would you come?” before adding several emojis to suggest Mourinho only shrugged at his question.

Mourinho at Chelsea

After success as a young manager with Porto, Mourinho was appointed by Chelsea in 2004. He was an instant hit, delivering two Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, but was sacked in 2007, per Transfermarkt.

He had a second Chelsea stint in 2013, and won the Premier League for the third time with the club in 2015.

In the Premier League, the tactician has also had stints with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur but has never been able to replicate the Premier League success he enjoyed with the Blues.

Chelsea this season

Meanwhile, Chelsea have endured a tough campaign in 2023/24 under Mauricio Pochettino, with the club lying in 11th place on the log after 26 games.

Torrid performances in the league have led to speculation about Pochettino’s sacking, with Football 365 reporting that the Argentine’s potential dismissal depends on two factors including whether he can have a strong finish to the current season.

Jose Mourinho at the Egypt Cup final

Sports Brief also reported on Jose Mourinho’s cameo at the Egypt Cup final between Zamalek and Al-Ahly.

The trio of Mourinho, Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario and Roma legend Francesco Totti were present for the opening ceremony.

The former Chelsea boss walked in with the trophy in his hands, with Ronaldo Nazario in an Al-Ahly shirt. Totti represented Zamalek as he wore their kit.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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