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Chelsea owner Abramovich decides it's must be Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is favourite to succeed Rafa Benitez as Chelsea manager at the end of the season. The Daily Mail says according to sources close to the self-anointed Special One, Mourinho is once again the chosen one. He is the man Roman Abramovich wants to succeed interim manager Rafa Benitez and a deal, say those sources, is as good as done.

Mourinho, he now realises, is his best option. A manager who is as close as it gets to someone who can guarantee success. He is a serial winner, having lifted the league title in all four countries he has worked - Portugal, England, Italy and Spain - and led Porto and Inter Milan to the Champions League crown.

Abramovich knows Mourinho is capable of rebuilding a squad boasting some tremendous talent in players such as Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard, but which still requires an overhaul.

 Are all signs pointing to Mourinho's return? Can history be repeated? Give us your shout below...

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