Mourinho plays down rumours of becoming Madrid manager

Jose Mourinho
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Jose Mourinho the Manchester United head coach enters a Madrid courthouse on November 3, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Mourinho is being investigated for alleged tax fraud while he managed Real Madrid. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Sacked Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho played down rumours that he will return to Real Madrid as manager.

The Portuguese professional football coach added that he is happy where he is right now despite losing Manchester United job.

“When a manager or a player returns, it’s because they did something positive,” he says as quoted in AS.

“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 or manager that they already know, who was already there and if they offer it is because they know the value of this person.”

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Mourinho signed a three-year deal as manager of Manchester United in May 2016 and won the Community Shield, the League Cup and the UEFA Europa League  in his first season in charge of the club.

United finished second behind their city rivals in 2017/18 and lost the FA Cup final to  Chelsea.

Mourinho laws sacked from Manchester United in December 2018, leaving the club in sixth place after 17 matches.