Portuguese man hints at Chelsea move
Jose Mourinho has given his clearest sign yet that he will be leaving Real Madrid and returning to English football next season.
The Sun reports that the manager who has always maintained that he would come back to the Premier League, indicated that it could be imminent and it could be Chelsea: “I want to be where people love me to be.
“I know in England I am loved by the fans, the media, some clubs and especially one. In Spain the situation is different because some people hate me.”
The manager enjoyed three successful years at Chelsea, including their first League title in 50 years, before leaving in 2007 amid reports of disagreements with owner Roman Abramovich.
He has since continued to accumulate trophies in Italy and Spain but relations with the press in both countries has been torrid.
Whilst Chelsea would be favourites if he returned, Manchester City also continue to be linked, with Roberto Mancini under pressure following their tame surrender of the league title, Mourinho was noncommittal.
“I haven’t made a decision yet because I have a contract. At the end of the season I will speak.”
Mourinho’s comments came after Madrid narrowly failed to turnaround the first leg deficit in their Champions League semi final against Borussia Dortmund.
It’s the third successive year the club have gone out at this stage and why if Mourinho does now leave the Bernabeu, his time there ultimately may not be considered a success.