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Mourinho vows to return to England

sports Updated: May 06, 2010 12:54 IST

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Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho landed his second major trophy with the Italians and then immediately declared his desire to return to England.

The former Chelsea boss has been a huge success in Italy, winning the Serie A title in his first season with Inter and guiding them to their first Champions League final in 38 years in his second.

On Wednesday night he added the Italian Cup to his resume as Inter beat AS Roma 1-0 thanks to a Diego Milito goal in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

But afterwards, the Portuguese boss's thoughts turned to the Premier League, where he was also a great success, winning two titles the FA Cup and two League Cups in three seasons.

"I still miss the Premier League, I still miss even living in England as I did for three years and I know I will return for sure, no doubt," he said.

"When, I don't know, no-one knows. It depends on many things. Will it be next season?

"For sure I don't think so. I could go to any club but I don't think it will be next season. I can coach other teams, not just Chelsea.

"Chelsea is a beautiful past but I'm not a Chelsea coach, I'm a coach and I can coach other teams."

Mourinho's words will have done nothing to dampen the rumours that he is headed for the exit door at the end of this campaign.

In the pre-match press conference he had refused to commit to Inter next season while in the past he has said that he doesn't like Italy or Italian football.

And in Spain the press speculation is that he will join Real Madrid.

But before he does leave, Mourinho wants to be the first Inter Milan coach since Helenio Herrera to win Europe's premier club competition, while there is also the matter of securing another title.

Inter play Chievo at home on Sunday, Siena away next weekend and then Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on May 22 in Madrid.