RAFA BENITEZ Confirms Jose Mourinho Will Be Chelsea’s Coach Next Season

Culled from the SUN UK

JOSE MOURINHO will be handed a £100million war chest this summer, according to Rafa Benitez.

The Special One is all set for an emotional return to Chelsea this summer as Benitez’s replacement.

And the Spaniard believes owner Roman Abramovich will hand Mourinho a megabucks transfer kitty.

The outgoing interim Blues boss told Spanish radio Onda Cero: “What I am sure about is that next season Chelsea will be much better because they will spend £100m and they will sign three or four players.

“The foundation is already there. The future is bright for them.

“I don’t know who the next coach will be, I am not the one who should say, even though everyone speculates the same person.”

Benitez was speaking after guiding to Chelsea to Europa League glory against Benfica last night.

And the ex-Liverpool chief insists he will leave Stamford Bridge having turned around the form of his squad — in particular striker Fernando Torres, who scored the opener in Amsterdam.

Benitez added: “We know that he can hurt teams on the shoulder of the last defender and he did a good job.

“I keep repeating that he has improved — he has worked well with the fitness coach Paco de Miguel and he has made great improvements with his power, his strength and his speed.

“And thanks to that he manages this type of goal of that has always been one of his strengths – hanging on the last defender and then sprinting away from them.”

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