Chelsea FC should make Jose Mourinho next manager - Peter Kenyon

Jose Mourinho (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Former Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon believes the Blues should look to appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager.

Mourinho is the bookmakers' favourite to be installed as Chelsea's next permanent boss when interim manager Rafael Benitez steps down at the end of the month and last week he dropped a huge hint that he would be returning to Stamford Bridge this summer following Real Madrid's Champions League exit.

Last Friday, a newspaper report claimed Mourinho has already agreed a deal with Chelsea, and although it remains to be seen whether the 'Special One' will be in charge of the Blues next season, Kenyon, who helped appoint Mourinho for his first spell at Stamford Bridge in 2004, has admitted that the 50-year-old is his personal preference.

"If I was at another club and looking for someone who would give me the maximum chance of winning, it's Jose Mourinho," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"You've got one of the best clubs, one of the best owners and one of the best coaches - it's a hard combination to resist.

"I'd need some other very strong candidates to look elsewhere and you'd have to say he's very much on the shortlist.

"Pep Guardiola would have been up there [as a candidate] but he's not available. Manuel Pellegrini you would definitely look at. But if I was looking at Pellegrini or Jose, Jose would win hands down."

Mourinho left Chelsea in September 2007, after a falling-out with owner Roman Abramovich.

"We are talking about the appointment of one of the best coaches in the world," Kenyon added.

"I think they are both very strong individuals. Before this appointment happens, if it happens, there would be a lot of discussions between the two.

"If you talk to both of them now. Jose is very open about his warmth to the Premier League and I am pretty sure that is a similar feeling from Roman."
comments powered by Disqus

All Soccer News

Recent Transfer News Articles

  • Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho full of praise for Mattia Destro

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has praised Mattia Destro amid reports the Roma striker is wanted as a replacement for AC Milan-bound Fernando Torres....

  • Arsenal FC refuse to rule out Adrien Rabiot bid

    Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out trying to lure Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Arsenal before the summer transfer window closes....

  • Liverpool FC confirm Daniel Agger has agreed move to former club Brondby

    Liverpool have confirmed that Daniel Agger has agreed a move to former club Brondby....

  • Man Utd ready to sell players before Monday's transfer deadline

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has put a huge question mark over the future of some his first-team squad by revealing he expects players to leave Old Trafford before Monday night's transfer deadline....

  • Arsenal FC nearly signed Demba Ba

    Demba Ba has revealed he was close to signing for Arsenal while he was at Chelsea, and admits he was keen on joining Arsene Wenger's side before he opted to move to Besiktas....

  • Man Utd ready to offload fringe players and hint at more new signings

    Louis van Gaal has hinted that he is ready to make more new signings before the summer transfer window closes, and has also confirmed that players will leave Manchester United before Monday night....

  • Man Utd agree £14m fee for Daley Blind

    Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for defender Daley Blind....

  • Crystal Palace re-sign Man Utd winger Wilfried Zaha on season-long loan

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing Wilfried Zaha on loan should the Manchester United winger become available....

  • Chelsea FC urged to sign Loic Remy as replacement for Fernando Torres

    Chelsea have been urged to swoop for QPR striker Loic Remy as a replacement for Fernando Torres....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Real Madrid CF to sign Radamel Falcao?

    Bookmakers have suspended betting on Real Madrid winning the race to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao before Monday night's transfer deadline....

  • Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool FC kick-off time

    Tottenham vs Liverpool takes place this afternoon in the Premier League....

  • Man Utd-Daley Blind deal questioned by Paul Scholes

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has questioned the club's £14million move for Ajax defender Daley Blind....

  • Premier League fixtures for Sunday, August 31st 2014

    There are three games taking place this afternoon in the Premier League, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all in action....

  • Chelsea FC confirm interest in Loic Remy

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed his interest in QPR striker Loic Remy....

  • Destro to Chelsea FC? Papastathopoulos to Arsenal FC? Odegaard to Man Utd? Saturday's transfer round-up

    Saturday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours......

  • Leicester City vs Arsenal FC Premier League kick-off time

    Leicester vs Arsenal takes place in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon....

  • Burnley FC 0-0 Man Utd - Angel Di Maria makes debut but MUFC held at Turf Moor

    British record signing Angel Di Maria made his Manchester United debut on Saturday - but Louis van Gaal's side were held to a 0-0 draw at Burnley....

  • Man Utd defender Luke Shaw 'training fantastically' insists Louis van Gaal following Roy Hodgson comments

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants England boss Roy Hodgson to clarify recent comments made about Luke Shaw....

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Chelsea FC should make Jose Mourinho next manager - Peter Kenyon

Former Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon believes the Blues should look to appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?