Portuguese reiterates his love for all things English.
Under-fire Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed his desire to return to management in the Premier League one day, reports the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese, who is currently enjoying a turbulent period in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu, had been asked to attend The Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
However, the self-styled ‘Special One’ was unable to take part due to a clash with Madrid’s Copa del Rey quarter-final with Valencia, though he did record a video message instead in which he once again spelt out his love for England.
“My memories from English football could not be better. It was my first experience outside of Portugal – I was still a very young coach when I left Portugal to go to England,” Mourinho said.
“But there couldn’t be a better place to go. In England you feel the real passion for the game.
“You also don’t feel what we feel in almost every other country which is the passion for clubs. In England, it’s not just about passion for clubs, it’s mainly about passion for football – and you feel it.
“I loved it from the first to the last day. I don’t regret my last day because after that I was lucky enough to enjoy Italy and to have and enjoy some success there and also in Spain, so I don’t regret the day I left.
“But I know that one day I will come back because English football means a lot to myself.”
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