Jose Mourinho elbow: Chelsea confirm manager has undergone operation on 'long-standing elbow complaint'

Portuguese coach was honoured by the Football Writers' Association last night

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho underwent elbow surgery on Monday morning, the club have confirmed.

The Special One travelled to Paris for the operation after aggravating an old injury.

"Jose Mourinho today underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on a long-standing elbow complaint," a post from Chelsea's official Twitter account read. "He will return to work tomorrow."

The Blues manager witnessed his side defeat champions Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday, and recorded his milestone 100th Premier League win with the victory which maintained their two point gap behind leaders Arsenal.

The Portuguese coach was the guest of honour at the Savoy Hotel just a few hours after watching his side win at Stamford Bridge, where he received the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award.

Mourinho, who was accompanied to the gala dinner by his wife and children, said last night:

"Without love and happiness, I could not do my job. My assistant [coaches] are like my brothers, Frank [Lampard] represents my players, without whom I have no career, and Mr [Louis]van Gaal, Mr [Bobby] Robson, my bosses.

The 50-year-old also said he would love to continue his career at Chelsea for "many, many years yet", and indicated he had no intentions of ever leaving the Premier League.

He added: "The principles you have in relation to football and life are absolutely amazing.

"I love this Chelsea Football Club, which has been the only club to have ever sacked me, we as a family belong to you [in] England.

"I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belongs to me, and hopefully we will stay for many, many years."

 

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