Sam Allardyce expects ‘matured’ Jose Mourinho to return to Chelsea

Sam Allardyce is expecting to see Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea this summer after his Real Madrid exit was confirmed

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Sam Allardyce is expecting to see Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea this summer after it was confirmed that the Portuguese coach will be leaving Real Madrid next month.

Madrid announced on Monday that the 50-year-old will be leaving the club by mutual consent at the end of the season after three years in charge at the Bernabeu.

Mourinho is now the overwhelming favourite to take the reins at his former club Chelsea before next season.

And West Ham United boss Allardyce believes that Mourinho has learnt a lot from his spells in charge of Inter Milan and Real Madrid after he left Stamford Bridge back in 2007.

“I think that with his spell in Italy and his spell in Spain he will have matured and learnt an awful lot from that time and I suppose when he comes back to Chelsea he’ll use that experience and probably try to be better than he was before he left,” Allardyce is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“He had a very good spell [at Chelsea] last time. I know it didn’t finish so well in the end with Roman Abramovich but obviously they’ve repaired that damage and he’ll come back to play his talents in the Premier League and it sounds like he’s looking forward to coming back to England.

“So we’ll be glad to see him and obviously pit our wits against him again.”

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