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Jose will not return to Blues - Laudrup

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will not be the answer to Chelsea's growing problems at Stamford Bridge, according to former Madrid star Michael Laudrup.

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Laudrup, who's brother Brian spent an injury-ravaged year at Chelsea, is a former La Liga winner with Madrid, having joined the Spanish giants from Barcelona. He has also managed Madrid's third club Getafe and - more recently - Mallorca in Spain, building a strong network across the country.

The 47-year-old was as surprised as anyone to see Andre Villas-Boas axed by Chelsea less than a year into his self-titled 'project' in west London, but he is convinced that Villas-Boas' exit will not make way for Mourinho.

The bookmakers currently have Mourinho as the favourite to take the reins in the summer, after he completes what appears to be a title-winning season at Madrid.

The Portuguese won two Premier League crowns, two League Cups and one FA Cup during his first spell in charge of the Blues, but Laudrup insists it will be impossible for him to cut the likes of John Terry and Didier Drogba, the men on which he built his first Chelsea team.

"They are in a moment of transition and they will have to change some of the older players," Laudrup told Sky Sports.

"And some of those older players were some of the key players when Mourinho was last at Chelsea.

"So you have your key players, you leave, and then you come back and tell your ex-key players: 'I'm sorry, now you have to leave. I have to build a new team.'

"I don't believe that [he can do that]."

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