Chelsea hungry to win trophies under Jose Mourinho, says Petr Cech

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says Jose Mourinho will take charge of a Blues side still full of hunger to win more trophies

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Petr Cech joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 Photo: The Sport Review

Petr Cech says Jose Mourinho will take charge of a Chelsea squad full of hunger to win trophies.

The 50-year-old is expected to seal a return to the Blues in the coming weeks after Real Madrid confirmed their manager will leave at the end of the season.

Mourinho won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups during his first spell at Stamford Bridge before leaving the west London club in 2007.

And although Cech, who was signed by Mourinho’s predecessor Claudio Ranieri, says the Blues have changed since the Portuguese coach was last in the hot seat, the shot-stopper insists there is still a burning desire to win.

“I think the club has changed since he left,” Cech told Sky Sport. “It’s been six years and the club has changed through the years.

“But he knows the club, he knows the environment, he knows English football and the Premier League. I think this is a big advantage.

“He might find a slightly different club than when he was leaving, but he will still find a club full of ambition and expectation and hunger to win
trophies. This is the most important thing.

“I came to the club at the same time he did and he had confidence in me to put me in goal ahead of Carlo Cudicini.

“Since then, we won so many trophies. Although he left in 2007, I think everybody around the club and the supporters still remembers him with high regard.”

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