Mourinho tipped to be back at Stamford Bridge


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Frank Lampard deems Jose Mourinho’s return as a great thing for Chelsea.

Lampard said on Thursday that he would love to see the Portuguese to be back for a second stint as boss of the Blues.

“I think it would be a great thing for the club. I think he is a fantastic manager,” Lampard told British newspapers. “I’ve seen speculation before and a completely different manager walks through the door so we never know on that front. But he is certainly one of the greatest managers, if not the greatest, in world football.”

Recently, media reports suggested Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and go back to Stamford Bridge.

The 50-year-old Mourinho steered Chelsea to two Premier League triumphs in his previous stint at Stamford Bridge from 2004-2007 before moving on to Inter Milan and then Real.

Lampard’s contract with the European champions ends at the end of the season.

Asked if he would like to stay if Mourinho took over from interim manager Rafael Benitez, the 34-year-old midfielder replied: “Yes I would but let’s see what happens. I’ve always said I want to spend the rest of my career here. I think everyone knows that.”

Lampard is one goal shy from equalling Bobby Tambling’s club record total of 202. He is set to play in third-placed Chelsea’s Premier League match at Aston Villa on Saturday.

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