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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has once again expressed a desire to return to the Premier League after talking to the English media this week. The former Chelsea gaffer was talking to the Sun and confirmed that he did want to comeback to England and also described his time in charge at Real Madrid as the “most difficult club in the world”:
“I miss England and my next job will be in England,” Mourinho began. “There is unfinished business. And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career. My Chelsea time was amazing as a football manager and family man. My family and I enjoyed it so much. We made so many friends here. We still keep in touch, we still come back. In football there are a few victories here I would like to repeat. I will talk to my agent and get a project for my career.
“I still have three years at Real Madrid. It is the biggest club in the world but it is also the most difficult club in the world. They came to me for the third time and I could not say no to them for the third time – I had to go. And I had to go to Italy, that was important for me because I wanted to try there. Everyone said it was the home of tactics so I said let me try there.
“But it is not England, England is special. People in Italy, Spain and Portugal ask me why I love England so much and I can’t explain – I just do. I want to be happy in my work. I want to be happy with my football.”
So who will he manage? ALL of my money would be on Manchester United but it all depends on Sir Alex and his retirement plans. He could be employed to be Mancini’s successor at Manchester City as his title challenge has faded as the season has progressed or he could make a sensational return to Chelsea with rumours emerging that Ancelotti is parting the club regardless of how the season ends up.
A Russian club that goes by the name of Terek Grozny are aiming to bring Ronaldo out of retirement and sign him on an initial 18 month contract, which will see him at the club until late next year. Ronaldo had just retired two weeks this coming Monday and has understandably been approached to help Brazil prepare for their hosting of the World Cup in 2014.
Just last week we saw former Ronaldo’s Brazil teammate Roberto Carlos sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with Russian Premier League side FC Anzhi Makhachkala, worth a reported $10M.
Terek Grozny look like they’re trying to make ends meet of Ronaldo’s career and were yesterday quoted by a source in The Tvoi Den daily saying –
“Ronaldo has recently announced the end of his football career, and this is what Terek management’s is using,” Tvoi Den quoted one Russian football agent familiar with the situation as saying.
“Ronaldo has already been invited to come to Chechnya, but there has been no response from the Brazilian,” the agent said.
Hmm..Usually when someone doesn’t return your calls it means they don’t want anything to do with you..I know this because.. well…
Serbia are in grave danger of losing their status in the current European Qualifiers campaign if their crowd trouble continues to cause trouble, which was said by UEFA president Michael Platini today. Platini held talks with Serbian president Borsis Tadic today regarding the fan trouble in Serbia and the following statement was released saying that:
“Michel Platini told Serbia’s president it was UEFA’s position that the Serbian national team and the country’s clubs would be expelled from all European competition if its hooligans continued with their violent and criminal behaviour.”
Serbia’s current European campaign has been marred by that infamous away fixture last October which saw Serbia fans throw flares onto the pitch and flares were also directed towards the police at the Luigi Ferrari Stadium in Genoa, Italy.