Soccer's self-proclaimed Special One is just days away from returning to the place where he coined the nickname.
Jose Mourinho announced Monday that his three-year stint in charge of Real Madrid will come to an end following a season in which his relationship with the club collapsed irretrievably.
The eternal merry-go-round of the beautiful game is such that leading lights never stay unemployed for long however, and according to multiple reports in the United Kingdom and independent inquiries by Yahoo! Sports, Mourinho will return to former club Chelsea long before the start of next season.
And so the soap opera, one that ran for three remarkable years between 2004 and 2007, can recommence.
Mourinho does indeed have "special" coaching abilities, but his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich became so fractured towards the end of his first tenure there that even having won the club's first two league titles in half a century could not spare him the sack.
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