Jose Mourinho has reacted to the speculation linking him back to Real Madrid as he claims it would be ‘a huge honour’ for him to make a return to the Spanish capital.
The Portuguese tactician was sacked by Manchester United just before the Christmas Day and he has been continuously linked with the coaching role at the Bernabeu even when he was at Manchester United, he has subsequently turned down the chance to coach Benfica in a bid to take up the coaching role at Real Madrid.
“Today I have no intention of returning to Portugal,” Mourinho told Correio da Manha TV, following links to the Lisbon giants Benfica.
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“Benfica aren’t an option for me today. [Returning to Madrid or Inter would be] a huge honour, but I’m talking to you and no-one else right now.
“When a Coach or player returns to a club, it means they did something positive. That’s how I felt when I went back to Chelsea.
“When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club, it’s a great honour. If you’re asked back, it’s because they know your worth.
“Now I have the right to relax, wait, have time to critique myself and analyse everything I’ve gone through in the last few years with calmness, to be able to think and prepare for the next phase of my career.”
Mourinho managed Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, he won the La Liga title but his time at the club witness a great unhealthy battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona.