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Mourinho seen in London after admitting he’d ‘prefer’ to coach in England

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua celebrates his win with Jose Mourinho at the O2 Arena
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua celebrates his win with Jose Mourinho at the O2 Arena

NAIROBI, April 12 – Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been spotted on the streets of London having reiterated his desire to return to management in the summer.

The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December, and has been persistently linked with Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal, whose side suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham on Sunday, remains in charge at Old Trafford but the rumours of Mourinho’s arrival have continued to grow.

Mourinho, who has won 21 trophies to date, has naturally been linked with jobs around the world with Real Madrid, Inter Milan and PSG also among the frontrunners.

The majority of speculation regarding his future remains just that, but he has confirmed he has ‘good offers on the table’ and that he turned down an audacious offer to coach the Syrian national side.

And it comes as no surprise to see him enjoying life in London, having paid a visit to film-maker and friend Guy Ritchie’s house, after the 53-year-old admitted he would prefer to remain in England.

After Mourinho was on hand to enjoy Anthony Joshua’s second round victory over American fighter Charles Martin to claim a world heavyweight title, he revealed his intention to stay put.

“I am not in position to turn down (jobs). I am in a position to analyse, this is April, everything starts in July, every decision is made between May and the start of June,” he told Sky Sports.

“I am not in a position to deny, I am open to any club, national team, but I have to be honest, if possible, a club. I would prefer (to stay England). I love the country, the football here, my family is very stable and happy.”

-Daily Mail-