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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 May, 2004, 01:34 GMT 02:34 UK
Mourinho heads to Chelsea
Porto coach Jose Mourinho
Porto coach Jose Mourinho has admitted he expects a hostile reception when he attends Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Monaco on Wednesday.

Mourinho has been widely tipped to take over from Claudio Ranieri at Stamford Bridge in the summer after impressing Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

"I will go to Stamford Bridge as an enemy," Mourinho said after his Porto side reached the European Cup final.

"I don't think enemies are welcome but I've got a ticket - and a bodyguard."

Porto beat Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final to book a place in the final against either Monaco or Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on 26 May.

Chelsea manager Ranieri is preparing his side as they look to overturn their 3-1 first-leg defeat to Monaco.

However, the Italian admitted on Tuesday that he still expected to leave Chelsea at the end of the present campaign regardless of the outcome of Wednesday's tie.

I'm not interested in talking about my future
Porto coach Jose Mourinho

Mourinho is favourite to replace Ranieri, but the Portuguese coach refused to comment on the speculation.

He added: "I will go there because I'm a professional and what I want most now is to win the final.

"I don't feel any pressure at the moment because I don't talk with clubs, directors, presidents or owners. I'm very focused on my work.

"There's a person who looks after all that for me but I'm very isolated from all of it.

"I'm concentrating on my work and on the final and I'm not interested in talking about my future."







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