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Benitez drops Mourinho to Chelsea hint

The interim boss suggests that "everyone knows" that his Real Madrid counterpart will be the man to replace him when he departs Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has hinted that Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will be his successor at Stamford Bridge.

The outgoing Spaniard made the clear implication at Tuesday's pre-match press conference ahead of a crucial Premier League clash with Tottenham.

"You know that the next year [there] will be another manager here, so it's very clear," Benitez observed. "I think everyone knows who will be here."

Asked if he meant Mourinho specifically, the Blues boss replied: "I think I have to concentrate on my job. It's not my concern now what will happen next year."

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