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Mourinho confirms England return

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will join an English club when he leaves Real Madrid, which he described as the "most difficult club in the world".

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The former Chelsea manager, who has previously made clear his fondness of English football, once again spoke glowingly of his time in the Premier League and said he is looking forward to working in the country where he most enjoys his life and career.

Mourinho did not indicate he will negotiate an early exit from his contract in Madrid, which has another three years to run. Depending on the timing of his move to England over the next few years, he could foreseeably join any of the Premier League's big clubs and he has spoken of his desire to build a dynasty in a longer-term project than the short stints he has been known for taking on.

"I miss England and my next job will be in England," Mourinho said in the Sun. "There is unfinished business. And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career. My Chelsea time was amazing as a football manager and family man. My family and I enjoyed it so much. We made so many friends here. We still keep in touch, we still come back. In football there are a few victories here I would like to repeat. I will talk to my agent and get a project for my career.

"I still have three years at Real Madrid. It is the biggest club in the world but it is also the most difficult club in the world. They came to me for the third time and I could not say no to them for the third time - I had to go. And I had to go to Italy, that was important for me because I wanted to try there. Everyone said it was the home of tactics so I said let me try there.

"But it is not England, England is special. People in Italy, Spain and Portugal ask me why I love England so much and I can't explain - I just do. I want to be happy in my work. I want to be happy with my football."


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