Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho is a special personality, says Andre Schürrle

Chelsea midfielder Andre Schürrle says new Blues boss Jose Mourinho is a "special personality"

Andre Schurrle
Andre Schürrle scored 11 league goals this season Photo: Michael Kranewitter/Wikimedia

Andre Schürrle has admitted he is relishing the chance to work with the new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The Germany international finally completed a much-anticipated £18m move to the west London side from Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.

Schürrle becomes the first signing of Mourinho’s second reign at Stamford Bridge, and the 22-year-old described the Portuguese coach as a truly special personality.

“I first met Jose Mourinho at Michael Ballack’s farewell game in Leipzig last week,” Schürrle said in the Sun. “He was in charge of my team, the World Select side.

“We met before the game, he shook my hand and told me ‘Everything has gone through, and you are my player’. That was a wonderful feeling.

“My first impression of him was that he truly has a special personality. He is a cool guy as well.

“I spoke about him with my national team-mates Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil, who have played under him for Real Madrid.

“They both told me he is the best coach they have ever worked with.

“I don’t fear suffering the same fate as Marko and just being a replacement. I will try to make my way at Chelsea.”

Schürrle was one of the standout players in the Bundesliga last season after scoring 11 goals and six assists in 34 top-flight appearances.

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