Scwarzher Signs For Chelsea FC from Fulham.

A Mark Scwharzer deal could be the best deal for a returning Jose Mourinho, who brings his distinctive understanding of football back to Chelsea, the club that made him famous.

Mark Schwazer Signs For Chelsea.
Mark Schwazer Signs For Chelsea.

Portuguese manager Mourinho has talked Australia international Mark Scwharzer into playing for Chelsea. Scwharzer, who also played for Bradford City, Middlesbrough and Fulham, signed for Chelsea till next summer on a free transfer.

The veteran shot stopper played every minute of the 2008/09 season keeping ten clean sheets in all competitions and the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

“It’s one of the biggest and best club in the world, and it’s an honour to sign for Chelsea. I didn’t take much convincing to come here,” said Schwazher.

Following the release of Ross Turnbull and Hilario, the goalkeeper who joined Bradford in 1996 after a spell at FC Keisersleutern will back up Petr Czech in goal for the west London club.

Schwazher’s deal seams the most defensive, considering the fact that he’s Australia’s most capped player with 108 caps for country. Schwazher became Premier League’s export with the highest caps last season, with 500 appearances.

Chelsea released a statement on their official website and having had two formal offers for England stopper John Rudy rejected by Norwich, with delight welcomed the goalkeeper.

“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Mark Schwazher on a free transfer.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience after more than 15 years in England with Bradford City, and Middlesbrough and most recently Fulham,” the club added.

He was part of the Steve McClaren-led Middlesbrough that lost to Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final of 2006. After coming through the ranks of Australia youth team, he made his full international appearance in 1993 in a World Cup qualifier against Canada.