The diminutive German playmaker reveals to Goal that Rafa Benitez's successor will decide his next move and also expresses his delight at the Champions League finalEXCLUSIVE
By Alex Labidou
Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin admits that his future at Stamford Bridge will be determined by the club's next manager.
Following his departure from Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho is expected to be appointed imminently with a deal already agreed in principle.
Marin was considered to be a rising talent in the Bundesliga before transferring to Chelsea last summer but he missed the first half of the season with a hamstring tear and found his opportunities for first-team action limited thereafter.
He was unwilling to say whether or not he had heard anything about Mourinho's likely arrival but revealed that those Chelsea team-mates who had played under the Portuguese coach during his previous spell at Stamford Bridge were excited about the prospect of his return.
"I don't like to talk about things that maybe happen but I only know things about him from the players who played under him," said Marin. "They were all happy with him and they will be happy if he comes."
Prior to Chelsea's 5-3 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday at the Yankee Stadium in New York, Marin watched Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final with his team-mates and admitted that he was proud that the two German teams produced an open, entertaining match.
"It was an intensive game," the midfielder observed. "In the first half, Dortmund were the better team but Bayern were still dangerous with some big chances. At the end, maybe Bayern were a bit lucky but they did really well. They had a great season and they deserved to win the title.
"In Germany, everyone was so happy that there was an all-German final. Now it's good that, after a long time, a German team won."
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