Jose Mourinho has told Spanish television that he will be appointed as Chelsea manager by the end of the week, the
Mourinho said: “I’m going to London on Monday and at the end of the week I will be the manager of Chelsea. I feel the people there love me and in life you have to look for that. Life is beautiful and short and you must look for what you think is best for you.”
The Portuguese was pictured at Heathrow airport on Sunday evening having signed off at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 4-2 win over Osasuna, leaving behind a trail of frosty relationships with senior figures on the playing side of the former La Liga champions.
Mourinho accused Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas of not wanting to play in his final game after each missed training all week with a back injury, while it is claimed Mourinho and Ronaldo passed each other in the tunnel but didn’t exchange a word.
“The players not in the team had either been declared injured by club doctors, or have declared themselves injured,” Mourinho said. “Pepe, Cristiano and Casillas all ruled themselves out with back pain. They did not train all week and they did not train very well last week either.”
However, in a sign of the division at the club, Alvaro Arbeloa claimed Mourinho had been let down by the players, while Mourinho’s former Chelsea prot