Mourinho repeats England return wish

20 August 2012 17:48

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to the Premier League and refused to rule out a return to Chelsea.

The 49-year-old took over at Stamford Bridge in 2004 after winning the Champions League with Porto and, among other triumphs, secured the Blues’ first league title in 50 years in his first season.

Mourinho is widely touted as a favourite to replace either Sir Alex Ferguson or Roberto Mancini if a vacancy at Manchester United and Manchester City were to arise in the near future.

His name has also been mentioned during managerial changes at Chelsea.

Asked if it was possible that he may return to Stamford Bridge, the Portuguese told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I will go where people really want me and, when that moment arrives, they show me they really want me.

“But I have to repeat always this: I am at Real Madrid. I like very much to be (there).

“I want one day to be back in English football, yes. I always said that.”

After his time in England, Mourinho went on to conquer Italy with Inter, winning the Serie A title in his first year in charge and then completing the treble of the league, Coppa Italia and the Champions League in his second term.

Now embarking on his third season as Real coach, where he won the Copa del Rey in the 2010/11 campaign before pipping Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona to the league title last season, Mourinho is considered as one of the greatest manager’s ever to grace the game.