Jose Mourinho is welcome at Chelsea: Lampard

May 21, 2013, 02:06 IST | AFP

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard yesterday admitted he would love to work with Jose Mourinho again as reports continue to link the Real Madrid manager with a return to Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho’s reputation has lost some of its lustre since then. Lampard, who recently signed a new one-year contract after becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer, remains a big admirer of Mourinho. “It’s a presence and an aura and a way with people,” he told TalkSPORT.

“He galvanises people. His own self-confidence reflects back on his teams. He did that to me personally. Tactically he’s fantastic. He’s very astute. As a team he sets you up brilliantly.

“He might rub people up the wrong way. But as a manager, he’s brilliant with his team tactically, he’s brilliant with individuals and I think he's brilliant with the press. I know it creates a storm but he does protect his players.”

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