'I'm pretty sure': Jose Mourinho makes prediction about Chelsea's new owners which he's kept very quiet so far
Jose Mourinho firmly believes the new Chelsea owners will bring the same success that was achieved during his era at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Blues boss backed the post-Roman Abramovich era to be equally as profitable as the prior two decades littered with silverware.
Chelsea are about to enter into a new dawn, following the removal of their Russian king from his throne due to being sanctioned by the UK government.
After months of delegation, the passing of the torch is nearly complete.
Todd Boehly’s consortium have agreed to buy the Blues for £4.25bn (BBC), ending Abramovich’s near-20-year reign at the top.
Boehly himself was in attendance at Stamford Bridge to witness the project he is about to take on in the flesh.
He was certainly treated to a dramatic and entertaining afternoon, but not the result his soon-to-be team desired.
Wolverhampton Wanderers scored late twice to recover a 2-0 deficit, following a two-minute brace from Romelu Lukaku.
Jose just says it how it is
Thomas Tuchel’s men suffered again, a theme that’s pretty much continued since Abramovich put his keys to the kingdom on the table and was then subsequently sent away.
“Of course, it’s a difficult moment and you can even feel it at football level, because they lost that level of excellence and stability,” confessed Mourinho.
“But, it’s the moment. If you ask me, do I have somebody that I would love to take over from my Chelsea? Yes, I have, but I close my mouth.”
Alongside his typically cryptic message, the Roma manager insisted that the good times will carry on at his old stomping ground, regardless of who is in charge.
“I just know that the club reached such a level, that it doesn’t matter who it is, Chelsea will always be big and my house will always be 200m from the stadium,” he continued.
“I want to keep listening to the sound of happiness and success and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be like that.”
Mourinho knows Chelsea inside out
Mourinho lived and breathed the Abramovich age, so is better placed than anybody to comment on the future achievements of Chelsea.
The 59-year-old was there from the beginning, winning successive Premier League titles before coming back for one more in 2014/15.
Tuchel has yet to win the league, yet his CV whilst in the dugout at the Bridge includes a Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and three domestic finals reached.
What the German needs more than anything now though is to knock Manchester City (or Liverpool) off their English perch.
Otherwise, he could go the way of Mourinho and all his other predecessors and be axed from his post in South West London.