New Delhi: Jose Mourinho, for the first time his leaving Stamford Bridge, hinted to a possible return to the English Premier League, hours ahead of crucial Chelsea-Manchester United clash in London on Sunday.
The Portuguese manager, who was sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last December following a turbulent time at Stamford Bridge, has been constantly linked to a move to United to replace embattled Louis van Gaal.
"When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability," Mourinho was quoted as saying by Skysports.
"They are 19 years old and 16 years old, and with university and their football, they need some stability and the family needs some stability.”
"We decided to come to London and, at the moment, I don't have a job. I don't know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London,” he said.
The former Real Madrid manager also stressed on the fact that he is ready to move to a new club.
"As a manager, I've worked since 2000 and I last stopped when I left Chelsea in 2007. I stopped for a few months and now is the second time I've stopped in 15 or 16 years, so it's not a drama, but for sure, I will go back soon. As a professional, I'm ready to move," he said.
Being a former Real manager, he has also been linked with Spanish outfits but Mourinho has appeared to rule out a return to La Liga by suggesting it is not competitive enough for his liking.
"I always say that I need competition and I need competition every week and in Spain, I was at an amazing club but I had four matches a year: Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Real Madrid vs Barcelona and after that we'd win 4-0, 5-0, 4-1, 6-1," he said.
"It was difficult to win because two monsters are together, but it was easy to win matches. It is difficult to win the league because you are competing against another team that also win and win and win like you do, so in the end, I was champion in Spain with 100 points and I lost a league in Spain with 91 points.”
"In England, you can win the leagues with 75 points, maybe less, so I needed competition.
(With Agency inputs)