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Mourinho: My Next Stop Is England

Think aboutReal Madrid boss Jose Mourinho distanced himself from managing Paris Saint-Germain next season by telling reporters that he will return to English football when he leaves Real Madrid.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League tie with Manchester United, when asked whether he will manage in England again the Special One replied:

“After Real Madrid. I love everything (about English football). When? We will see, but normally, it will be my next step.”

Despite long-term speculation that he will replace Sir Alex Ferguson as United manager, Mourinho claims that is unlikely.

“No, I don’t believe so,” Mourinho said. “I think we have to end our career at the same time – him at 90 and me at 70.

“I want to finish at 70, so I still have 20 years to go. If I have 20 years to go, it is because I am enjoying as much as my first day.”

It has been a bitterly disappointing season for Real Madrid this season, as they trail rivals Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga. But Mou insists that it is too early to judge his performance this season.

“We have four different competitions to play this season and we have already won the Super Cup,”

“We are losing the league, but we take part in the cup and Champions League where we can win or not.

“I have always said we will wait until the end and, at the end, we can assess the season.

“Some great clubs and managers have never won this competition. Real has won 9 European Cups and I have won 2, but myself and Real want to win a tenth.

“I want to win a third and I will strive to win my third until it comes.

“If that is this year, good, if not, then next year. I am confident in my work and I don’t think I will end my career with two Champions Leagues.”

Mourinho’s quotes will result in massive speculation now in the British press about where he is going. The only three clubs that are big and rich enough to afford Mourinho are United, City and Chelsea.

He has already done Chelsea and going back is always difficult. City have the financial clout and quality to entice Mourinho, but he also will know that a move to Man City will kill any chance he has of succeeding Fergie at United.

Where do you think Mourinho will be managing next season?