'He is not God, but almost' – Hazard keen for a Mourinho return to Chelsea

The Blues midfielder admits he would love to see the Portuguese at Stamford Bridge next season, describing the Real Madrid boss as the “best coach in the world”

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he would love to work under Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge next season.

Real Madrid have started to plan for life with after Mourinho with an approach for Paris Saint-Germain head coach Carlo Ancelotti, adding further fuel to the speculation that the Portuguese will take over the reins from Rafa Benitez next season.

Goal exclusively revealed earlier in May that Mourinho has agreed a return to Chelsea, but hopes to bring Radamel Falcao with him took a hit on Monday following reports that Monaco were close to sealing the striker’s signature.

“I would like [Mourinho] to come here,” Hazard told L’Equipe. “Mourinho is the best coach in the world.

“Everyone is talking about him here. He is not God, but almost. The fans and the players love him. I wait and see.

“First I am thinking of finishing the season, then going for a holiday. I will get any news in the press.”

The 22-year-old is a doubt for Chelsea’s Europa League final against Benfica on Wednesday, but has flown out to Amsterdam in the hope of passing a late fitness test.

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