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Will Spain's finest be going to Chelsea?

Last Updated: 07/03/12 8:28am

Revista discuss whether José Mourinho or Pep Guardiola will be going taking over the reins at Chelsea.

"So what does Roman Abramovich have to offer him specifically? Carte Blanche? A brilliant structure at the club? No interference from the president? I don't think so and therefore I don't see it happening."

Graham Hunter

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Mourinho enjoyed a glittering stint in charge of the Londoners between 2004-07, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup.

The Real Madrid boss was spotted in London as Villas-Boas was being sacked, but Guillem Balague and Graham Hunter said that Mourinho is a master at playing the game and is in a win-win situation.

"Jose Mourinho was in London as we know and we saw him leaving Heathrow for Madrid, said Guillem on Revista.

"I think he was trying to do two things here. One make sure that everybody knows that there is the possibility of getting him - he keeps on insisting privately that he definitely wants to leave Real and definitely wants to come to the Premier League this summer - that does not mean he is coming but that is what he is implying.

"I also think he is trying to say that if he does not come to the Premier League then there is still the possibility of him doing his third phase of the revolution at Real Madrid which would include having more influence in the academy, more influence in signings, more influence in the medical department. It is a win-win situation for him

Graham Hunter agrees: "I am going back to John Inman from the show Are You Being Served? Where his whole thing was 'I'm Free!'

"I think we would be very naive if we did not think he was a masterful card player. I think that although he is risking his future at Real Madrid -his bosses are really unhappy with the way he is behaving. But if you are Jose Mourinho and you think Mancini might not make it over the line in the Premiership, you would imagine that there could be a job at Manchester City.

"If you are looking very closely and your friend Sir Alex Ferguson, you are watching very closely what he does. This is Jose Mourinho finding space and putting his hand up to the guy with the ball and saying 'I am in space, give me the ball.'"

No to Pep

Graham Hunter also believes that Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will not take over from Villas-Boas and believes he wants to stay at Barca.

"On balance he might still stay at Barcelona and I think he wants to be convinced to stay at the club," explained Hunter.

"Someone very close to him, the man who has been his football director for most of his football career - Txiki Begiristain was offered a post a Chelsea. He went and analysed it and took a very long hard look at it and decided it was not the football project he wanted.

"That does not bind Guardiola to the same way of thinking but the two men share a view point.

"Pep is not hugely motivated by wealth - anywhere he goes will pay him a king's ransom. So what does Roman Abramovich have to offer him specifically? Carte Blanche? A brilliant structure at the club? No interference from the president? I don't think so and therefore I don't see it happening."