By MARK IRWIN
JOSE MOURINHO has got the green light to return to Chelsea.
Chairman Bruce Buck is ‘open’ to the Special One taking charge at Stamford Bridge for a second time.
Mourinho is set to quit Real Madrid in the summer and Buck insists Chelsea have still to decide who will replace interim boss Rafa Benitez at the end of the season.
When asked about Mourinho, he said: “I’m completely open-minded about it.
“We haven’t really started the search yet.
“We all have some ideas and certainly Roman Abramovich is thinking about it.
“But at the moment we are concentrating on the end of the season.”
Benitez is the ninth Chelsea boss in 10 years under owner Abramovich and will definitely be leaving at the end of the season.
Buck added: “We believe in managerial stability but it has to be with the right man and every time a relationship is terminated we think it’s for a good reason.
“The managers know the pitfalls this job has but it is always sad when a relationship is terminated.”