Bertrand, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea appoint Mourinho
Ryan Bertrand and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Chelsea confirm Jose Mourinho's return on a four-year deal
Jose Mourinho has sealed his return to Chelsea after signing a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
The 50-year-old, who left Real Madrid following a 4-2 win against Osasuna on the final day of the La Liga season, will be officially unveiled at a news conference next Monday.
Here is a selection of The Sport Review’s favourite tweets from the professionals – and wider sporting world – after Mourinho’s appointment as Blues boss.
Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is ready for an interesting summer: “#Mourinho is back….. #letthegamesbegin”
Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) hopes Mourinho hasn’t changed: “If Mourinho doesn’t come out with outlandish statements and nicknames at pressers then he’s changed and I don’t like him anymore. That works on me.”
Arsneal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) feels life just isn’t fair: “Chelsea get Mourinho, Barca get Neymar…. Arsenal get Andre Santos back from his loan.”
Fomrer Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) feels it’s a shrewd move by Chelsea: “It’s all psychology. Players will back Mourinho, they think he is god. Moyes won’t get such admiration and neither will new bloke at Man City.”
Ex-Blues midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) is thrilled to see the Special One back: “Ahhhhh that’s better!!!”
Former England wicketkeeper and Chelsea fan Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) sums it up: “Special announcement. The Special One returns to Chelsea. A Special welcome home. #josemourinho”
Liverpool legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is glad to see the controversial manager return: “Great to have confirmation that The Special One returns to the Premier League. What a season we have in store.”
Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson (@Bradley4Johnson) is looking forward to manager banter next season back in England: “Mourinho & Holloway back in the Prem….looking forward to some good interviews and statements next season!!”
Former Middlesbrough man Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) wonders if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will follow Mourinho to Chelsea: “Mourinho confirmed Chelsea-manager!! Has he brought Zlatan in his hand luggage? Not sure Mourinho will sell Torres. He is that kind of manager that would take the challenge to make Torres world class again.”
Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) is delighted to see Mourinho seal a return: “Just seen on the cfc website. Glad to have Mourinho back @chelseafc . Great news #cfc”
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) is tipping the Blues for the Premier League title: “Mourinho back… Well worth backing them for the title.. More to do with Hazard, Mata and Oscar than the Once Special one though…!!”
Ireland defender Sean St Ledger (@seanstledger12) can’t wait for Ian Holloway and Mourinho to do battle: “Buzzing to see Mourinho back in the Premier League!!! Looking forward to Chelsea v Crystal Palace #pressconference holloway v mourinho !”
Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand (@ryanbertrand3) is looking forward to working under Mourinho: “This is what we’ve been waiting for! welcome back #mourinho excited for the new season already.”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) is looking forward to three of the most entertaining managers all in the English top flight: “Premier League press conferences next season should be entertaining Mourinho, Holloway, Di Canio expect fireworks #rollon17august”
England rugby star Danny Cipriani (@DannyCipriani87) reckons the Blues are nailed on for the title: “Mourinho odds on CFC winning the Premier League #bigsigningsontheway”
And finally, England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is excited: “Welcome back Jose Mourinho. Let the games begin…”