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Mourinho to be named Chelsea manager on Monday, says Real Madrid president Perez

Jose Mourinho, who won two Premier League titles in his first stint at Stamford Bridge, took charge of his final match in the Spanish capital on Saturday.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims Jose Mourinho will be confirmed as Chelsea's new manager on Monday.

The 50-year-old Mourinho took charge of his final game at the Bernabeu on Saturday as Real Madrid secured a 4-2 victory over Osasuna. Mourinho, who guided Chelsea to two Premier League titles during his first stint at Stamford Bridge, is now set to be appointed as Rafa Benitez's successor, according to Perez.

“Mourinho is going to Chelsea," Perez told Sky Sports News. "Probably on Monday he will be their new manager. We wish him good luck.”

Madrid confirmed Mourinho's departure in May, and the Spanish club has named Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti as as its first-choice candidate to succeed Mourinho.

Mourinho endured a mixed reception during his final Real Madrid match as the club's ultras unveiled two large banners reading 'Mourinho, thanks for fighting through hell and high water.' The gesture was met with both whistles and applause.

His imminent appointment at Chelsea was also prematurely confirmed in a story on the Premier League's official website Saturday, one that has since been taken down.

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