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Thu Apr 24 18:42:46 SAST 2014

Mourinho will return to England “for sure”

Reuters | 22 September, 2012 12:470 Comments
Real Madrid v Manchester City FC - UEFA Champions League
Head coach Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid looks on from the bench during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 18, 2012 in Madrid, Spain
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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is certain he will manage again in England once his time at the Bernabeu comes to an end.

The Portuguese, who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006, said it did not matter which Premier League club he would return to despite his affection for the Blues.

  “I cannot deny what is clear in my mind. After Real Madrid, England. That is for sure,” the former Porto and Inter Milan coach told Britain’s Sky Sports Television on Saturday.

  Asked which team he would like to join, he added: “In England, everyone. I’m a blue, I’m a London blue but I’m a professional.”

 Mourinho’s Spanish champions have had a sticky start to the season, losing two of their four La Liga games before a stirring comeback to beat Manchester City 3-2 late on in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter.

  His former club Chelsea are the Champions League holders but Mourinho feels they will badly miss striker Didier Drogba this term after the Ivorian, matchwinner in the final in May, left for Shanghai Shenhua.

  “I believe Drogba is a big difference to them. You can’t replace Drogba,” he said, aware that Fernando Torres has been hit-and-miss so far this term as Chelsea’s lone striker.

  “Chelsea will miss Drogba and it will mean a few points less.”

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