Jose Mourinho's blunt four-word Chelsea verdict ahead of Enzo Maresca appointment speaks volumes

Jose Mourinho on TNT Sports
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Jose Mourinho gave a blunt verdict when asked for his verdict on Chelsea's preparations for next season.

The Blues finished sixth in the Premier League table and will be playing in the Europa Conference League next term. Mauricio Pochettino left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent last month and the club have been busy looking to appoint his successor.

Enzo Maresca has been identified as Chelsea's ideal candidate to be their next manager. An appointment is yet to be confirmed by Maresca is expected to be the next Blues boss and depart Leicester City in the process.

Mourinho has also been out of work since leaving his role as Roma manager back in January. However, the former Chelsea boss has now been appointed as Fenerbahce manager as he begins his next job in professional football.

Saturday saw Mourinho at Wembley Stadium for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. The 61-year-old was interviewed on TNT Sports where he was asked to give verdicts on his former club, including Chelsea.

When asked on TNT Sports for his opinion on Chelsea's current situation after the exit of Pochettino, Mourinho simply said: "I have no idea."

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Mourinho went on to talk about Tottenham Hotspur's current situation. As well as enjoying two spells as Chelsea manager, Mourinho spent 18 months as Spurs boss from 2019-21.

"Tottenham I have an idea, this is Tottenham, always fighting to be fourth, which would be amazing between fourth, fifth, sixth, next season the Europa League, of course, they can win it," said Mourinho.

"They look [to have] stability, they are investing more, amazing club, amazing facilities, such a beautiful stadium, you can feel it."

Mourinho then made another comment about Chelsea, echoing his uncertainty about what is to come at Stamford Bridge. "Chelsea, I really don’t know," the former Blues boss said.