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Jose Mourinho responds to recent Chelsea chants as he prepares return

In recent weeks, Chelsea fans have begun to turn on owner, Todd Boehly, and manager, Mauricio Pochettino. The club's woes have been well documented and despite spending over £1bn on new players since the American purchased the club in 2022, Chelsea are once again languishing in mid-table in the Premier League.

Since losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final in February, calls for Pochettino to go have intensified and some fans are calling for Jose Mourinho to return to the club for a third stint. The Portuguese boss has recently been sacked by Roma and has confirmed in an interview with Fabrizio Romano that he is looking to return to management in the summer.

In the same interview, he commented on recent chants from the Chelsea supporters who have been singing favourably for Mourinho again after turning on him for a brief period when he joined Manchester United.

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Jose Mourinho has spoken out about Chelsea fans who have recently been chanting his name – Photo by Icon Sport

Jose Mourinho on ‘fair' chants from Chelsea fans

Speaking to Romano, the ex-Real Madrid boss said:

“The first feeling is I always say that the best thing football has is the fans because the fans don’t make money with football – they spend money with football! Sometimes they spend money that the family needs and they make sacrifices because of their passion for football and especially for the passion for their clubs.

“So normally they are fair. When the club’s fans don’t like the players or don’t like the coach, for some reason, it’s not because of beautiful eyes, it’s not because he's a handsome guy. They love it, or they don’t love it, for some reason.

“In my case, independent of results – of course, I had the luck always to have something to celebrate, something for the fans to have a good memory of me – but I think something that they see is when you are committed to them.”

Mourinho has been enjoying some time away from football since being sacked by Roma and was recently pictured at a MotoGP race in Portugal. He is, however, looking forward to returning to the dugout this summer, wherever that may be.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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