Gary Cahill: Any player would want to work under Jose Mourinho

Gary Cahill claims "any player" would want to work under Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese coach edges closer to Chelsea return

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Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012 Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Cahill has claimed that “any player” would want to work under Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese coach edges closer to a return to Chelsea.

Mourinho is widely expected to take over at Stamford Bridge for the second time after it was confirmed that he will be leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season following three years at the Bernabeu.

The 50-year-old led the Blues to six trophies, including two Premier League titles, between 2004 and 2007.

And Cahill has revealed that the Chelsea players who played for the former Inter Milan and Porto coach hold him in high regard as speculation linking him with a return to west London continues to heighten.

“I know that he is held in high esteem here [at Chelsea], the lads speak highly of him, everyone speaks highly of him, so he must have something about him,” Cahill told Sky Sports.

“Any player would relish working under somebody like that and look forward to it. If it is that, we don’t know, but I’m sure every player would like to work under somebody like that.”

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