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Jose Mourinho eyeing Premier League return

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed his desires of returning back to management in English football for the umpteenth time in his latest video message that will be played at the FA’s 150th anniversary event in London tomorrow.

jose mourinho Jose Mourinho eyeing Premier League return

Return to England imminent for Jose Mourinho?

Despite winning the La Liga title last season, Mourinho’s future at the club looks increasingly bleak day by day as Madrid’s disastrous league campaign – 18 points adrift of Barcelona, third in the league at the halfway stage – is leaving a bad taste in the mouth for Real hierarchies.

Further, the relationship is strained on the ground of Mourinho’s falling-out with skipper Iker Casillas and issues regarding the club’s youth academy.

Although he has signed a four year contract at the club in May, it seems highly unlikely that he will remain at the helm next season. In his message to the FA, the Portuguese said:

“My memories from English football could not be better. In England you feel the real passion for the game.

“You also don’t feel what we feel in almost every other country, which is the passion for clubs. In England, it’s not just about passion for clubs, it’s about passion for football, and you feel it.

“I loved it from the first to the last day. I don’t regret my last day because after that I was lucky enough to enjoy Italy and to have and enjoy some success there and also in Spain, so I don’t regret the day I left.

“But I know that one day I will come back because English football means a lot to myself.”

Jose Mourinho would like to replace the iconic figure of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United but the 71-year-old Scot is showing no signs of wearing down and has given no indications of retirement in near future.

Also, insiders at the club have expressed their reservations about appointing the former Porto manager.

A swift return to his former club Chelsea can be a possibility but the interim manager Rafael Benitez can be given a lucrative long term contract if he manages to meet the demands of trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich.

Manchester City could be a possible destination if Roberto Mancini is dispensed from his duty after the end of the season. However, the Premier League champions are looking to bring the former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to take up the charge at the Etihad.

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Comments (2)

  1. It is very unfortunate that Mou is reading English football the way he does and forget the disastrous part ofit whichis the media.

    All along the best managers like him ,Rafael and Mancini are always distructed from their daily job by English media because i take they are foreigners and will impose a challenge to Man U whom they seem to favour.And all the managers who happen to take a championship in any point in time will suffer if Man U happen to be second best.

  2. ^The English media have taken to Mou more than any other country though, and press support helps a lot.

    I concede that the English football press are often pretentious and loyalist to their own clubs (and biased toward MU as well), but overall they’re professional, especially in treatment of foreigners. It’s much better than in Spain and Italy where the shadow of nativism and racism is much stronger. Mou was killed by the press in Italy, and in Spain the explosiveness of minor nativist dramas like the Castilla & suggestions of Benitez replacing him highlight the point.

    I think this message is being taken out of context though. He was giving a speech for an FA commemoration event and didn’t make any new promises.