Portuguese legend opens door to United switch

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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has revealed his plans to return to England.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager has come under increased scrutiny at the Santiago Bernabeu following a recent draw against bottom of the league Almeria, and a host of clubs including Manchester United are being linked with his services.

Sporting director Jorge Valdano's open criticism about the manager fueled speculation with regards to Mourinho's future at Los Blancos, and his comments to The Sun confirm his desire to return to the British Isles.

"I've decided to return to England," said Mourinho.

"I have no preferences about Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea. I just want to rediscover the joy."


Touted as the long-term successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Mourinho has previously been linked with the post at Manchester United.

The former FC Porto chief was first linked with the Red Devils amidst rumours of Ferguson's desire to retire two season ago, and they resurfaced at Manchester United last summer.

Whilst the club's current supremo is yet to set a date on when he wants to leave the post, Mourinho is seen as the fans' favourite as the future manager at Manchester United.

A double Champions League winner with numerous trophy successes to his name, the self-proclaimed 'special one' would be a managerial coup for anyone, not just Manchester United. Competition will be fierce for the 48-year-old.

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