Previous
Manchester City
AS Monaco
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Caen
AS Nancy Lorraine
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Huddersfield Town
Reading
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Derby County
Burton Albion
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Saprissa
Pachuca
2:00 AM UTC Feb 22, 2017
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Europa League round of 16 draw

Europa League
Read

Trending: Sutton goalkeeper faces pie probe

Latest
Read

Zidane unsure whether Isco will stay

Transfers
Read
FC SeoulFC Seoul
Shanghai SIPGShanghai SIPG
0
1
FT
Game Details

Carvalho: Mou will return 'good times'

Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho is confident Jose Mourinho will return the "good times" to Chelsea as speculation continues to mount of the Portuguese coach's reunion with Stamford Bridge.

• Blog: Mourinho motivated

After Mourinho oversaw his final game as Real Madrid boss against Osasuna, the expectation is that the 50-year-old tactician will be presented as the new Chelsea manager next week.

While that news will hardly come as a surprise after months of rumour, Carvalho's comments strengthen one of the biggest Premier League stories of this summer.

"I am certain that Jose can bring the good times back for them," he told The Sun.

"He did it when we first went there in 2004 and he will do it again this time. He is always successful. He is a special coach and always works hard.

"For the last two years Manchester United and City have been at the top of the league in England, but I'm sure Chelsea will improve when Jose goes back there.

"It's important for them to win the Premier League again and, with Jose in charge, they will do it. I'm sure in two, three years they can but even in his first year he can win it again.

"When we arrived together in 2004, Chelsea had not won the league for 50 years, so I hope now they can win it again.

"Chelsea are a special club for me and I wish for them to win the Premier League again."

Meanwhile, the official Premier League website appeared to confirm Mourinho's return to Chelsea despite the club not yet revealing the news themselves.

A story dated Monday June 3rd was published on Saturday night confirming Mourinho's comeback, yet no confirmation from Stamford Bridge has so far been released. The story was later removed and when contacted by the BBC the Premier League put the story down to a publishing error and claimed it had no inside knowledge about Mourinho's potential return.

A Premier League spokesman said: "It was a publishing error. We took it down as soon as we were notified of it, and we've spoken to and apologised to Chelsea.

"We have no prior knowledge of any movement or any announcement."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.