Mourinho’s Response To Possible Chelsea Return

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Chelsea could be in search of a new manager this summer with reports claiming Maurizio Sarri has told the club he wants to leave for Juventus.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is out of work after he was sacked by Manchester United in December but the 56-year-old gave no indication that he would be open to returning to Stamford Bridge for a third time in his career.

When asked about a potential return to Chelsea after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham, Mourinho told beIN Sports: “We are not here to speak about it.

“We are here to speak about this (The UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham) and not about us.”

Chelsea will play Champions League football next season and Mourinho doesn’t consider the Blues as genuine challengers due to the transfer ban imposed on the club.

“Real Madrid did three in a row, why can’t Liverpool do three finals in a row?” said Mourinho. “Why not Liverpool with this good team, with this good spirit, with this good empathy, the club the manager, the fans, you can feel that empathy, why not a third?

“But even before your question I was writing the teams that want to win the Champions League.

“Juventus, Bayern, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool.

“Chelsea… difficult because they don’t have the possibility to be in the market.

“But you have seven or eight teams who want to win the Champions League.

“Inter, they have a good team, they have a new project, they have lots of money to invest, but let’s give it more time, maybe a second year.”

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