‘England Wants Me Back, No?’ – Jose Mourinho

Chris Wright

23rd, March 2011


By Chris Wright

Jose Mourinho has set tongues wagging once again by predicting that, once he vacates his post at the Bernabeu (his contract runs for another three years), his next job will see him returning to England’s fair shores – claiming that he and the Premier League have ‘unfinished business’.

Firstly, when asked about Madrid finding themselves pitted against Tottenham in this season’s Champions League quarter-finals, Mourinho told The Sun:

“I didn’t want Chelsea vs Inter [drawn out last season], because last season it was difficult to play against Chelsea. 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.

“Any team 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.”

Mourinho was then asked where he thought his long-term future lay, to which he replied:

“I miss England and my next job will be in England, there is unfinished business and I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career.”

Fergie out, Mourinho in? You know it’s going to happen.

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  1. chimpo says:

    come back jose!

  2. SF says:

    Won’t be United. Even Mourhino has more sense then to follow in the Grand Dame’s shoes

  3. Chris says:

    Nah, I reckon he’d love the drama – and if not he, then who?

  4. chimpo says:

    i would love for it to be chelsea however, who else can take over at united apart from him?

  5. The Yank says:

    Mourinho wants Old Trafford so bad he can taste it. Mou has to understand that United is bigger than he is, and if he is going to take the post once Sir Alex retires, he needs to play the United way in order to be successful. If he’s willing to do that, I’d welcome him with open arms. If not, he won’t last.

  6. baem says:

    man utd for sure he is!

  7. Liam E says:

    iv got the gut feeling that when redknapp goes to take the england job. mourihno will come in for spurs.

  8. says:

    My guess is that Jose will either take up Chelsea again, Arsenal should Arsene decide to try out the France NT, or Man U. If he doesn’t take up the United post and Redknapp doesn’t take up the England post, I could see old ‘arry in charge at triffic trafford.

  9. prnce william says:

    they need to make an “odd couple” remake with mourinho and redknapp in it. the hilarity would be awesome especially since they would pick on wenger.

  10. shane says:

    This story is featured on all the main news sites and none of them are suggesting that he may in fact be coming back to England to manage the English team? Seems obvious to me as the world cup is the only trophy he’s missing at this stage.

  11. Nuno says:

    Mourinho has already stated that he doesn’t like the NT coache’s life, at least in the next few years. The man lives with controversy, so he would be bored to death… And also he already said he would like to train a national team, but that would be in his 50’s, as they basically do nothing.
    Besides, I believe he said at some point that he would like to train the portuguese national team and that NT coaches should be from the own country.
    As for what he said, I also think he will train Man Utd as he’s the only person I’m seeing with the profile and the curriculum.

  12. kahhoe says:

    he only qualify for aston villa only.. sorry jose, im talking the truth, dont kill me..

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