FRANK Lampard reckons the return of Jose Mourinho could revitalise Chelsea next season.
 
The Blues will be looking for a new manager this summer when interim boss Rafa Benitez’s short-term contract expires.
 
Mourinho, who previously spent a trophy-filled three years at Stamford Bridge, has been heavily linked with a Blues reunion next season.
 
Lampard enjoyed his time playing under the Special One and admits the Real Madrid chief would be an asset to any team in world football.
 
"I think it would be a great thing for the club," Lampard said of a possible return for his old boss. "He is a successful manager and he would be a great thing for any club. 

"It's hard to comment with the season still ongoing and with the manager not here or chosen yet. It would be easy to speculate.
 
"I have seen speculation before and a completely different manager walks through the door so you never know on that front. But he is certainly one of the greatest if not the greatest manager in world football."
 
Lampard is out of contract at Chelsea this summer and is rated highly by Mourinho, however the midfielder says there is no guarantees he will be around for a reunion with the Portuguese next term.
 
"I've always said that I wanted to spend all of my career here so I think everyone knows that," Lampard added. "I honestly don't know [whether Mourinho's return would change the club’s stance on my contract].”

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