Jose Mourinho receives dinner invitation from Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich
Jose Mourinho has received an invitation from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to attend a dinner with him after Saturday’s game at Stamford Bridge.
According to The Sun the Manchester United boss is yet to respond to the Russian billionaire’s offer.
Abramovich twice appointed the Portuguese tactician and enjoyed some of the club’s best years working with him.
The three Premier League titles, three League cups and one FA Cup he won during his two spells at the club makes him the most successful manager in their history.
And the curious invite comes at an equally curios time, as the pressure continues to mount on current Blues boss Antonio Conte after winning only three of their last seven games.
It could be nothing more than a just a friendly suggestion and an opportunity to reminisce about past successes.
But Mourinho did however underline last October, ahead of his return to Chelsea as United boss, that he and Abramovich strictly had a professional relationship.
Mourinho said: ‘He was never my friend. We always had the relationship of owner-manager.
‘Very respectful relationship. But we were never close to each other.’
The Red Devils made a blistering start to the campaign but have slightly dropped off in recent weeks.
They still sit in second-place in the league, just five points off leaders Manchester City, and Mourinho will be hopeful they can keep up the pace with three points against Chelsea on Sunday.