Football: Mourinho still keen on Premier League return
LONDON (AFP) - Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho admits he remains keen to return to the English Premier League - as long as clubs interested in hiring him roll out the red carpet.
Mourinho has signed a new contract keeping him at Real until 2016 after masterminding the club's Spanish title triumph last season. But the self-styled "Special One", who remains a cult hero in England after his three-year reign at Chelsea, never misses a chance to remind the football world of his worth.
Whenever a managerial vacancy comes up at a big Premier League club, Mourinho is linked with the job and he remains the favourite to succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United or Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. A return to Chelsea is less likely given the manner of his sacking in 2007 and owner Roman Abramovich's continued interest in former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
But Mourinho says he would consider any offer - if the club in question show him enough love and respect.