The Straits Times
Published on Jan 15, 2013

Football: I'll be back, Mourinho tells English managers


LONDON (REUTERS) - Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, whose position has come under scrutiny this season with the Spanish football giants faltering, says England is the best place to be a coach and that he will return one day.

The Portuguese guided Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League trophies in 2005 and 2006, the London club's first top-flight titles since 1955, and his love for the English game has not diminished despite his sour exit in 2007.

"I was still a very young coach when I left Portugal to go to England. There couldn't be a better place to go," he said at a League Managers Association conference at England's hi-tech training complex on Monday.

"In England, you feel the real passion for the game. I know that one day, I will come back because English football means a lot to me."