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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:28

Coaching in Spain is in my plans - Mourinho

Inter boss responds to speculation

Jose Mourinho has once again admitted that he intends to work in Spanish football, but insists he will not make any decisions on his future until after the Champions League final.

The Portuguese coach is preparing his Inter side for their final two matches of the season, at the end of which the Nerazurri could win an unprecedented treble. First Mourinho’s men travel to Siena in Serie A on Sunday needing a point to claim the Scudetto, before meeting Bayern Munich in the European Cup final the following Saturday.

Despite his impeding success in Italy, Mourinho continues to be linked with Spanish side Real Madrid. Cornered by Madrid-based newspaper AS when receiving his award for World’s Best Coach by IFFHS in London, the former Porto boss repeated his desire to take a job in La Liga at some point.

“The immediate priorities are to beat Siena to secure the Scudetto and then do the same against Bayern Munich to lift the European Cup,” Mourinho said. “The rest, we will see. I told my agent, Jorge Mendes, that I will not discuss the matter before the 23rd of May after the Champions League final.

“The immediate objectives are as I said, but I do still have things I would like to do in football. Of course, it is in my plans to work in Spain. Also, I want to be Portugal coach one day, but that will be when I’m older, in fifteen or twenty years.

“Have I spoken with Real Madrid? No, personally I only speak with Inter.”

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (4)
I doubt that!
4 Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:38
Jose loves to keep people guessing and he will be with the Seleccao sooner than that. This guy is "special" and every top club would love to have him as their skipper.

Sempre, Forca Portugal!
Maybe 5 - 10 years
3 Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:47
Wow that is way to long! I don't think he could resist for that long but you never know with Mourinho.
2 Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:05
Something tells me he will stay in Italian football one more year.
Fifteen or twenty really Jose
1 Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:44
I knew Jose wanted to wait at least from 7 to 10 years to take Portugal job, but fifteen years possibly 20 wow thats a looooooooooonnnnnnnggggggggg ways away. We all knew that he wants to win titles in Spanish football, then he would love to take over at Man U when Ferguson is done. But 15 or 20 years. Hopefully his mind will change who knows what the future holds. Maybe with right person in charge of FPF not someone like Madail, and maybe he'd would take job sooner. Still shocking to me to hear possibly 20 years.

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