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'.

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.

Eyes on the prize: Mourinho won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup during his time at Chelsea

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.

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.

'I miss England and my next job will be in England,' he told The Sun. 'There is unfinished business.

Jose's coming home: Mourinho has signalled his desire to return to England

'And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career.'

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.

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.

Waiting in the wings: Mourinho is one of the favourites to replace Fergie at United

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.

Making his point: Redknapp will line up against Jose in the Champions League

'I didn't want Chelsea-Inter, because last season it was difficult to play against Chelsea,' he told BBC Radio 5.

'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.

'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.

'You can feel that it is a happy team, and happy teams are dangerous teams.'

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.'

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.

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.

'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.

'I have never worked with Rio Ferdinand before, but I have no doubts that Rio is also a great captain.

'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.

'The English national team is full of big personalities and big players.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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