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Arjen Robben believes Jose Mourinho has big chance of bringing Chelsea back to the apex of English football.
But according to the Dutch star, that can only be realized if Mourinho gets the full support of Blues big boss Roman Abramovich.
Mourinho captured back-to-back Premier League crowns, a League Cup and an FA Cup in three years with Chelsea, and Robben was with the club during that period.
“It is a big move for Chelsea with Jose coming back – but I know it is one the fans will welcome,” Robben told reporters. “He had very successful years at Chelsea – and he can have them again. The thing about Jose is that he will win at any cost – he doesn’t care how, he just wants to win.’’
He added: “I’ve not always been supportive of the style of football he plays, but he is a winner who has achieved great success. I am sure that with some big signings from the owner that Jose and Chelsea can rule England again.”
Robben also talked about Frank Lampard’s commitment to play one more year for Chelsea after lengthy contract negotiations. The latterhad been heavily linked with a summer move to MLS and the LA Galaxy.
“It is no surprise to me that Frank is now staying,” Robben said. “It can not be for football reasons that he was going – because he is still one of the best – it must have been a personal thing with the old coach.’’