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Mourinho: the second coming is nigh

Reports this morning suggest the Portuguese, who has “grown disillusioned with life in Madrid”, will return to the Premier League this summer.

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SINCE ENDURING A difficult home defeat to arch-rivals Barcelona in the first leg of the sides’ Copa del Rey clash nearly a fortnight ago, Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid have lifted their spirits with a both a draw in the return leg of the fixture and a comprehensive victory over Real Zaragoza in domestic league.

But according to an article in today’s Sunday Times by noted Mourinho expert Duncan Castles, the two-time Champions League winner has already resolved to depart Madrid at the close of the current season. Dissatisfied with life in Spain, he is reportedly militating for a return to the Premier League.

A source close to the 49-year-old is alleged to have told the Times:

“José is sick and tired of this situation at Madrid. It doesn’t matter if he wins this season or not. It’s not about the money. He’s decided to come back to England and he will go in the summer.”

Mourinho’s future has been subject of some speculation since a series of provocative, and apparently well-sourced, reports of intra-squad unrest at Madrid emerged in the Spanish media last week. Among other things, the manager is alleged to have engaged in a spirited training ground argument with Spanish World Cup veterans Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos.

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