Chelsea’s Petr Cech wants Jose Mourinho to seal Blues return

Chelsea's Petr Cech says he would welcome the idea of Jose Mourinho replacing interim manager Rafael Benítez in the summer

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Petr Cech joined Chelsea in 2003 Photo: The Sport Review

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Petr Cech has welcomed the idea of Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea in the summer.

Last week, Blues interim boss Rafael Benítez confirmed that he would be leaving in the summer after a tumultuous reign at the Champions League winners.

Mourinho, who won two Premier League titles in his time at Stamford Bridge, is expected to quit Los Blancos at the end of the season.

And Cech would love the Portuguese coach to move back to west London.

“We had fantastic success with him, so why not? He is a fantastic manager,” Cech said.

“Of course the fans sing his name. Jose Mourinho did a fantastic job for the club and people loved him, so he rightly deserved that.

“This is the way it should be, the fans should pay their respect for the players and ex-players who come here to the Bridge.”

Cech also defended the Chelsea players’ right to voice their opinions about how the club is being run by the current boss.

“We have had a lot of success thanks to the honesty and open mind everyone has in the dressing room,” he added.

“Everyone should have a chance to express an opinion and if the players are not happy it’s never been a case of saying, ‘unlucky mate, you just pick yourself up and we will carry on’.

“If someone is not happy we try to find solutions. When we see something is going wrong, people have the right to express themselves and say what they think needs to be improved.

“But, obviously, we have only one boss and that’s the manager. So it is up to him if he wants to listen to what the players say or find his own way to go.”

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