Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a move back to the Premier League in the summer but insists that he does not have a contract with Manchester United at the moment. The Portuguese manager was sacked from his position at Chelsea in December last year after he failed to get the Blues out of the bottom half of the table and has since been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
It was reported that Mourinho has a gentleman's agreement with chief executive Ed Woodward to take over from Louis van Gaal from the upcoming season but recent developments point to the other direction. The Dutchman has been asked to organise United's pre-season tour and the former Barcelona manager believes that he has done enough to warrant another season at the club, where he still has a year in his contract.
Van Gaal's presence at the club has led to the emergence of young talents like Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, something the top management is proud of and is willing to give him another opportunity to lead the team to the title. However, much could depend on their ability to finish in the top four this season while a Cup triumph would also go a long way in winning over his detractors.
Meanwhile, Mourinho acknowledged that he would prefer a job in England as he is stationed here with his family but will consider the pros and cons of any job that he is offered after the end of the campaign.
"[Van Gaal] is my friend. I worked with him for a few years. I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club," Mourinho told Sky Sports."I am not in a position to turn [jobs] down. I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team.
"I have to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have. I would prefer [to be in England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy. If possible yes, it would be my first choice."