‘I’m committed to end of season’

Jose Mourinho has reflected on his love of life in London and only committed himself to work at Real Madrid ‘until the end of the season’.

The Portuguese has been continually linked with an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this coming summer, in light of domestic difficulties with Madrid on and off the pitch.

Following on from reports this morning suggesting that a deal to return to Chelsea has been struck, Mourinho spoke to Sky Sports to explain what he is doing back in London during the international break.

“I am in London very often because we have a house here, we love it here and our daughter is coming to study in London,” commented the 50-year-old today.

“Every time I come here, every time people see me walking around or doing some shopping people immediately start making speculation that I am returning.

“I say every day that I love it here, I had a fantastic time here, that I will return one day, so to be fair, I give a little bit of contribution to that speculation just because I love it.

“I have big emotional connections with Chelsea and one day I think naturally I have to be back to English football or to Chelsea or to another club.

“Of course Chelsea means different things to me than other clubs. Chelsea is in my heart as is Inter. One day I have to be back.”

The Coach also commented on his current situation with Madrid and hinted that his future may indeed be elsewhere come June.

“At the end of the day I am at Madrid. I am very committed to the ambitions of the club until the end of the season.

“We are in the last eight of the Champions League and we have a Copa del Rey Final to play against our rival Atletico Madrid.

“People know I am professional and in this moment I only think about my job at Real.”

Mourinho has also been linked in recent months with two other jobs in England, the hotseats at Manchester United and Manchester City.

“I think Manchester is Sir Alex's kingdom and I would love that job to be his job forever.

“In the other job in Manchester is Roberto who has a contract and was champion last year.

“So I don’t think there is a move over there and I hope everything goes well for everybody — even for [Chelsea interim manager] Benitez.

“I hope everything goes well for him and he finishes the season very very well.”

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