Jose Mourinho says he is keen to return to the Premier League with Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea his preferred destinations.
Mourinho left Inter last season after enduring a turbulent relationship with the media and his rival coaches’ in Italy, and since arriving at Real Madrid he has spoken on a number of occasions of his affection for the English game.
Reports of unrest at Madrid have surfaced of late, prompted by sporting director Jorge Valdano’s criticism of Mourinho’s decision to drop Karim Benzema, and it appears the coach is not planning to remain at the Bernabeu long-term.
“I’ve decided to return to England,” he was quoted as saying in The Sun. “I have nothing prepared about my future – I just want to be happy in my work.
“I have no preferences about Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea. I just want to rediscover the joy. I’m not saying the Premier League is the most spectacular in the world but it is the best organised… the fair play and the enormous respect for your opponent.”
Mourinho, who led Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2005 and 2006, has often been mentioned as a possible successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.