He told The Sun: “I can’t see any other time that would be as good for Mourinho to go back to Chelsea.
“The place looks like it needs a new impetus and I think he’s the man to do it. The fans simply wouldn’t want anyone else.
“When you look at the current situation, Mourinho appears to be leaving Madrid and Chelsea have got an interim manager who’s going to leave, so it’s the natural fit.
“If it doesn’t happen now, I don’t think it ever will.