Mourinho drops England hint

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Jose Mourinho may have just signed a two-year contract extension to remain at Real Madrid until 2016, but the Portuguese tactician's long-term future may still lie in England.

The former Chelsea boss has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League, with current high-profile vacancies at Stamford Bridge and Liverpool.

Mourinho was also a reported target for Tottenham when the north London club anticipated that Harry Redknapp would be leaving White Hart Lane to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager, but that move never materialised.

"I have signed until 2016, but in a club like Madrid if you lose two consecutive games they can cancel your contract," said the 49-year-old, who was speaking at a conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

"I hope to do as well as possible in these years as I am better than ever with 10 years of experience.

"In 2016 my daughter will be starting university and I would like to choose in which city she studies.

"London was distinct for me. I had a normal life there. In England the people are not interested in your personal life, but that is different in Spain and Italy. I need to protect my family."

Having guided Madrid to the La Liga title for the first time in four years, and ending Barcelona's domestic monopoly, Mourinho is hopeful he can continue to take the club forward in Spain and in Europe.

This year the club were knocked out of the Champions League on penalties by losing finalists Bayern Munich, but will be hoping to go one step further next year.

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