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Premier League say story that Jose Mourinho new boss at Chelsea was a "publishing error".

 

Football News 24/7
The Premier League scored a dramatic own goal, pulling a story on its website announcing the return of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge soon after it was launched. They blamed a 'publishing error' with the story- dated Monday 3rd June going live on Sunday.

"Portuguese coach is back at Stamford Bridge after signing a xx-year contract," said the headline.

The story went on: "Jose Mourinho returns for second stint as Chelsea manager. Portuguese signs x-year-deal."

Chelsea have made no comment.

Mourinho signed off from his three-year spell at Real Madrid on Saturday with a 4-2 win over Osasuna.

He is widely expected to return to Stamford Bridge and link up again with the club he first joined in 2004 and led to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006. He left to join Inter Milan in 2008.

Following Saturday's match, Real defender Ricardo Carvalho, who has agreed a deal to join French side Monaco, hinted that Mourinho was heading back to London.

Carvalho played for Chelsea under Mourinho - and when asked whether they could win next season's Premier League, the defender said: "I'm sure in two, three years they can but even in his [Mourinho's] 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. Jose is a special coach and I think he deserves all the best because he works very hard."

The bookmakers certainly think it's a done deal. Most firms have no market, and Mourhino is 1/100 on with BetVictor. The deal might not be done, but it will be if you take the betting market as a guide.

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