Tuesday, August 16News For London

Mourinho vows manage again in England

Jose Mourinho has indicated he is ready to return to management in an interview with Sky Sports, following his sacking as Chelsea manager last December. He prefers to stay in England, due in part to his family enjoying London life.

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Jose Mourinho says he wants to return to management soon picture (Source: Flickr / Ronnie Macdonald)

Mourinho may return to football management sooner than first thought, following his surprise departure from Chelsea earlier in the season. His aim is to remain in England, partly because of his family. “When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability.”

Indeed, his children play a big role in his thought process, “They are 19 years old and 16 years old, and with university and their football, they need some stability.”

“We made a decision three years ago to move back to London. It’s an amazing place to be and an amazing place for them to study and search their future.”

Mourinho says he likes England because the Premier League is competitive, and he has already experienced the other two big leagues in Spain and in Italy. “I don’t know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London.”

Mourinho has, in recent days, been linked with the top job at Manchester United, where Louis van Gaal is the current manager. Van Gaal, who has been criticised in recent months for poor results and lack of thrilling football, is in his second season at Old Trafford, having signed a three-year contract in the summer of 2014.

The Dutchman, who has been defiant in the face of the recent criticism, denies the reports.

“When there is such nonsense written about me, I cannot believe there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and United” he told the BBC.

Sub-edited by Alexandra Vryzakis