27 Dec 2011

Mourinho wants Premier League return

1:00 pm on 27 December 2011

The Real Madrid football coach Jose Mourinho hopes his next job will be back in the English Premier League.

The former Chelsea managers says he aims to return to the Premier League when his stint in charge of the La Liga club ends.

The outspoken coach, whose four-year contract with Real runs to the end of the 2013-14 season, says he didn't want to miss a chance to work at Real but his passion is England and his next step will be to go back and, if possible, stay for a long time.

Mourinho's three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007 and he went on to lead Italian side Inter Milan to the Champions League title in 2010, his second success in Europe's elite club competition following a 2004 triumph with Porto.

He is seen by the media as a possible successor to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who has a rolling one-year contract with the English champions.