Joe Cole ‘would love’ to see Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole says he would be delighted to see Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea this summer

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Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to two Premier League titles Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Joe Cole says he would be delighted to see Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea this summer as speculation continues to link him with a Real Madrid exit.

Mourinho looks set to leave the Bernabeu in the summer after recently declaring his desire be at a club where he feels “wanted”.

Cole played under the Portuguese coach during his spell in charge at Stamford Bridge and the former England international, who is now at West Ham, believes Mourinho’s return would be a boost for English football.

“I’d love to see Jose Mourinho come back [to Chelsea],” Cole told talkSPORT.

“He’s a great guy, I owe him a lot and we had some great successes together. Chelsea fans and the media would love to see him back, he’s great value.

“He’s the best manager in the world at the moment. I’d love to see him back – for the [good of the] Premier League as much as anything. Imagine him going up against Sir Alex Ferguson again. I hope he comes back.”

Cole made 280 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 39 goals and making 33 assists, during his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

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