Real Madrid boss Mourinho keen on England move

Jose Mourinho was talking to the press ahead of their game with Man United. Photo: PA

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he expects to return to England when he leaves Real Madrid - but not to join Manchester United because he expects Sir Alex Ferguson to carry on until he is 90.

Mourinho has fallen out of favour with the media who follow the Spanish giants, and, it is rumoured, many of his senior players.

The former Chelsea boss played down the depth of his so-called crisis.

However, ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League encounter with Manchester United at the Bernabeu Stadium, Mourinho said a return to England was on the agenda.

"Are you worried with my crisis? I am not," he said.

"But I will go back to England after Real Madrid. We will see (when that is).

"I love everything (about England). England will be my next step."

Mourinho has been heavily linked with Manchester City and Chelsea recently.

It has also been felt he would be of interest to Manchester United, even though club ambassador Peter Schmeichel has said the former Porto coach is not under consideration.

Mourinho doesn't see himself being installed at Old Trafford either, mainly because he expects Ferguson to continue for a good while yet.

"No," he said, when asked if he could replace Ferguson.

"I don't believe so.

"I think we have to end our career at the same time. Him at 90 and me at 70."