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Jose to complete his move.

Jose Mourinho is set to fly into London today to complete the formalities of his move to Chelsea following the departure of manager Claudio Ranieri.

The Porto coach is almost certainly the man Roman Abramovich will entrust with bringing top honours to Stamford Bridge. The 40-year-old has great pedigree, after leading the unfancied Portuguese side to Champions League glory last week.

He admitted in the immediate aftermath of his team's 3-0 win over Monaco in Gelsenkirchen that it was mission complete with Porto, and Chelsea have now cleared the way for him by announcing Ranieri's departure.

A statement from the club yesterday read: 'Chelsea Football Club today announced that Claudio Ranieri is to leave the club.

'Claudio has done a first-class job for the club and paved the way for future success. We would like to wish Claudio all the best for the future.'
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 1, 2004
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