Rafael Benítez has confirmed that he expects José Mourinho to replace him at Chelsea ahead of next season.
Mourinho said after Real Madrid's defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week that he was loved by a number of clubs in England, "especially one", fuelling the intense speculation that he will return to Chelsea this summer.
Benítez confirmed that he would be leaving Stamford Bridge before the start of next season and that everybody already knows who will replace him.
"You know that next year another manager will be here," he said. "I think everybody knows who will be here. I have to concentrate on my job, it's not my concern."
Asked if he definitely would not be at the club, the Spaniard added: "Yes … At the moment I am just thinking about Tottenham."
Chelsea play Spurs on Wednesday night in a crucial match that will have a major bearing on who will finish in the Premier League's top four this year. Benítez confirmed that Eden Hazard is available for the game and that Oriol Romeu will be in contention. However, Mikel John Obi and Ryan Bertrand will be absent.
On the return of André Villas-Boas to Stamford Bridge, Benítez said: "I think he's a good manager, working hard for his new team. They are in a good position and they are doing well."