Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect to coach in Italy or Spain again.
The self-appointed Special One is back in England for a second spell at Chelsea, having left Real Madrid to return in the summer. During his first spell in England he won two Premier League titles, and FA Cup and two League Cups, and he will be expected to repeat such success whilst also delivering the UEFA Champions League this time round.
Mourinho enjoyed similar glory in Italy with Internazionale, winning two Serie A titles, an Italian Cup and the Champions League, including a memorable treble. His time in Spain was something of a disappointment, winning just one league title and one Spanish Cup as he struggled to get the better of Barcelona during his three year stay.
Now 50, the Portuguese has never spent more than three years at one club, yet his new deal at Stamford Bridge is for four years. And despite speculation earlier this summer that he could return to Inter at some point of his career, Mourinho has now revealed that he doesn’t expect to return to Italy or Spain as his future lies in London.
“I do not see myself in say Spain or Italy again as a club coach. In England, my big connection is with this club,” he is quoted by Sky Sports. “At the end of my contract – which is quite a long one – I will try for the club to be happy with me so we both want to keep together.”
Mourinho begins his second stint in England on Sunday afternoon, when Hull City provide the opposition at Stamford Bridge.