Jose Mourinho wants Premier League return

24 March 2011 12:51
Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to the Barclays Premier League to tackle 'unfinished business'. [LNB]The Portuguese coach left Chelsea in 2007 after a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge before winning the Serie A title and Champions League with Inter Milan last season. [LNB] Eyes on the prize: Mourinho won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup during his time at Chelsea [LNB]He is currently at Real Madrid in Spain - where he is contracted for another three years - but maintains he is planning to return to England sooner rather than later. [LNB]Manchester City would be interested in the former Chelsea man, if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. While neighbours United could also line up a sensational move for Mourinho if Sir Alex Ferguson decides to retire. [LNB]'I miss England and my next job will be in England,' he told The Sun. 'There is unfinished business. [LNB] Jose's coming home: Mourinho has signalled his desire to return to England [LNB]'And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career.'[LNB]Focusing on Madrid's fortunes, Mourinho believes his team has the edge on Tottenham and is confident hecan end the London club's Champions League odyssey in the quarter-finals. [LNB]Spurs'debut Champions League campaign has already delivered famous wins against Inter Milan and AC Milan, and the reward for Harry Redknapp's side is a glamourous last-eight encounter against the Spanish giants.[LNB] Waiting in the wings: Mourinho is one of the favourites to replace Fergie at United [LNB]Mourinho concedes he has some misgivingsabout coming up against the tournament dark horses, but admits he is atleast approaching the tie with more relish than he did last year's last-16 encounter with former club Chelsea. [LNB]Making his point: Redknapp will line up against Jose in the Champions League[LNB]'I didn't want Chelsea-Inter, because last season it was difficult to play against Chelsea,' he told BBC Radio 5.[LNB]'I did it, and I did everything I could to help my team, but I was not comfortable. I don't like to play against my friends. [LNB]'Anyteam is difficult and any team is a motivation for us. Tottenham are a good team: they beat Inter, they beat Milan, they have ambitions, they have a very good team and a good manager. [LNB]'You can feel that it is a happy team, and happy teams are dangerous teams.'[LNB]Asked whether Spurs could produce an upset and go all the way, Mourinhoadded: 'It's possible. They have a not very easy draw, but they have not had an easy draw from the beginning.'[LNB]Mourinho'sformer captain at Chelsea, John Terry, hit the headlines this week after being restored as England skipper a year after losing the armband following revelations about his private life. [LNB]ThePortuguese refused to comment on the rights and wrongs of the matter, but admitted that England remain in good hands no matter which player dons the armband. [LNB]'I don't want to go in that direction, I don't know completely the process.I just think, because I know him, he's a great captain,' he said. [LNB]'I have never worked with Rio Ferdinand before, but I have no doubts that Rio is also a great captain. [LNB]'Forsome national teams it is difficult to choose (a captain), in England they have so many people with the character to be captains - Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard. [LNB]'The English national team is full of big personalities and big players.'[LNB]  Don't worry, Fernando... here's the stars who suffered at the startWild about Harry: Mourinho praises Redknapp before for Real's Spurs testCity to entice Mourinho with ?10m-a-year deal, but Jose wants United jobChampions League draw delivers series of epic clashes to light up the path to Euro glory[LNB]  Explore more:People: John Terry, Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Jose Mourinho, Alex Ferguson Places: Madrid, Milan, Spain, United Kingdom

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