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Mikel wants Mourinho back

John Obi Mikel has become the latest Chelsea player to endorse Jose Mourinho as the club's next permanent manager.

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John Obi Mikel: Chelsea midfielder excited by prospect of Jose Mourinho's re

John Obi Mikel: Chelsea midfielder excited by prospect of Jose Mourinho's re

The Real Madrid boss is long odds-on with Sky Bet to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, almost six years since his first spell ended.

Senior men John Terry and Frank Lampard have already given their public approval and now Mikel, who was signed by Mourinho, has backed the Portuguese to bring order to a "crazy" club.

"The club is crazy, it is," Mikel said, in reference to the seven managers who have been appointed since Mourinho's departure. "But we have to keep doing our job. We're players.

"The board, the owners, make the decision and we have to stick by whoever comes in. I don't know what's happening. It seems another manager is going to come in.

"Mourinho is a fantastic guy. He's a great guy. He's a fantastic human being, on and off the pitch. "He knows how to motivate players, how to get the best out of players.

"If you work with him, from the first day he tells you what he wants from you. That's exactly how it's going to be.

"What he wants from you is what you have to give and this is something that he's managed to do well and if he's the one that's coming in it's going to be a massive, massive plus for us.

"Mourinho doesn't let you relax. He doesn't let you sit back and say 'I'm there now'. He wants to push you to your limits.

"That's what he works hard on with the players. But what a fantastic guy he is, outside and inside the football pitch."

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till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

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would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

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ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

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