The Special One says he could end up ‘somewhere I’ve already been’ next season.
Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has tantalised Chelsea and Inter Milan by admitting: “Next season I could return somewhere I’ve already been.”
The Portuguese is widely expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer as Los Blancos continue to trail arch-rivals Barcelona by a wide margin in La Liga.
Mourinho has also reportedly been involved in bust-ups with several high-profile players at Real and the team’s continued progress in the Champions League appears to be the only reason he remains in a job.
‘The Special One’ has been coy about his plans for next season, but has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge where he spent three seasons, claiming two Premier League titles and an FA Cup triumph.
“I have an adventurous spirit and do not know what will happen next season,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Football Italia.
“It’s not easy to choose a new destination after working in England, Portugal, Italy and Spain. Maybe I could return to somewhere I’ve already been. Watch out for surprises.”
Chelsea are currently managed by interim boss Rafa Benitez but the Spaniard has already confirmed that he will leave west London at the end of the current campaign.
Mourinho also enjoyed a successful period at Inter, where he claimed an historic treble before leaving for Real.
Wherever he ends up, the enigmatic boss says he wants to keep going for the foreseeable future.
“If God keeps me healthy, then I am only halfway through my management career,” added the 50-year-old.