Mourinho breaks silence on Madrid rumours
- Jose Mourinho addressed the rumours of him returning to Bernabeu at the end of the season during his interview with Correio de Manha TV
- He didn't say anything concrete on the subject, treating the information as nothing more than just speculations
- The Special One highlighted the fact that if you get a call back from a club you used to work for, it's because you've done something right
- Jose also dismissed Benfica rumours with no intention of working in Portugal
Mourinho responded to the talks of him returning at Real Madrid in light of Santiago Solari's poor performance in 2019. In an interview with CMTV, he treated the information as nothing more than rumours. It just the things people always say, the recently sacked manager replied.
This interview contradicts another report in the Catalan top source Mundo Deportivo which previously has claimed that Mourinho and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez have recently been in touch. Moreover, the Portuguese has allegedly set two conditions on his potential Santiago Bernabeu return: he wants a centre-back and a striker to be signed. So who knows?
Jose also gave himself some credit:
"When a manager or a player returns, it's because they did something positive," he underlined.
"I felt that when I arrived at Chelsea. When a professional returns or is offered a return to a club, it's a tremendous honour. It's not a blind bet, the club are trying to bring in a player of manager that they already know, who was already there and if they offer it is because they know the value of this person."
Jose also denied any intentions of working in Portugal:
"I can say that today I have no intention of working in Portugal," said Jose.
"I am fine as I am and today, Benfica is not an option."