Jose Mourinho tipped by Antonio Cassano to make a sensational return to Chelsea for a third spell at Stamford Bridge if Graham Potter is sacked… with the Portuguese manager growing frustrated at Roma
- Chelsea have won one of their last 11 matches in all competitions under Potter
- Jose Mourinho, 60, could make a stunning return to the club if Potter is sacked
- Mourinho has managed Chelsea twice before and picked up trophies both times
Jose Mourinho has been tipped to make a sensational return to Chelsea should the Premier League giants decide to sack Graham Potter.
Potter has endured a difficult start to life at Chelsea with the Blues having won just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
As a result, Chelsea have slumped to 10th place in the Premier League table – sitting 14 points adrift of fourth place Tottenham.
Chelsea have decided to stick-by their under-pressure boss, but the bookies have earmarked Potter as the most likely manager to be sacked next.
Therefore, the likes of former Italy international Antonio Cassano has named Mourinho as the club’s most likely successor.
Jose Mourinho has been tipped to make a sensational return to Chelsea should the Premier League giants decide to sack Graham Potter
Potter has endured a difficult start to life at Chelsea with the Blues having won just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions
Mourinho has managed Chelsea twice before and picked up trophies both times
While discussing Simone Inzaghi’s future at Inter Milan, Cassano told Bobo TV: ‘If Inzaghi were to be fired, I would rule out the return of Jose Mourinho.
‘If an offer from the Premier League were to arrive, the Special One [Mourinho] would choose England.
‘The fans fell in love with his attitude (in Italy), but he intends to leave, and for me, he can only go back to Chelsea.’
During his first spell at Chelsea, Mourinho won the League Cup twice, Premier League twice, FA Cup once and Community Shield once.
Mourinho then re-joined the Blues in 2013 and won another League Cup and another league title before being sacked.
The Premier League giants sacked Mourinho as Chelsea were 16th place and one point above the relegation zone following a poor run of nine defeats in 16 games.
Mourinho previously spoke about his desire to return to England next season amid frustration at a lack of financial backing from Roma.
A third spell at Chelsea would be his ideal scenario and his representatives have let it be known that he would be interested in any vacancy at Stamford Bridge.
Also, Mourinho’s wife and children still live in London and he has always preferred working in the Premier League to elsewhere.
Plus, Mourinho’s frustration at Roma are clear given the fact he has been sent off three times this season.
The Portuguese boss saw red during Roma’s 2-1 defeat to Cremonese on Tuesday evening. He was given his marching orders for dissent by referee Marco Piccinini and then proceeded to continue to point at the fourth official and insist ‘It’s him, it’s him’ in protest.
Speaking about the incident afterwards, Mourinho said: ‘I am emotional, but not crazy. In order to react the way I did, something had to happen first.
‘I need to understand if I can take any legal action. Piccinini gave me a red card, because unfortunately the fourth official does not have the capacity to understand what he said to me.
Mourinho previously spoke about his desire to return to England next season amid frustration at a lack of financial backing from Roma
His frustration at Roma are clear given the fact he has been sent off three times this season
‘I want to find out if there is an audio recording. I don’t want to get into the fact that Serra is from Turin and on Sunday we are playing against Juventus.
‘For the first time in my career, a fourth official spoke to me in the most incredible way. It was unjustifiable.
‘At the end of the game, I went to speak to them. Piccinini, who was the fourth official in the last game when I was sent off, told me to apologise to Serra.
‘I told Serra he should have the courage to explain what happened, but he had memory problems.’
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