At the very end of ITV's interview with Jose Mourinho following Real Madrid's attempt to come back from a 4-1 first-leg deficit against Borussia Dortmund, Mourinho started to open up about where he'll be next season. Speculation has been heavy for months now that Mourinho would return to Chelsea since his time in Madrid has turned sour with infighting and less than absolute support from the fans. And fresh off coming within a goal of advancing to the Champions League final for the first time in his three years with the club, Mourinho admitted his immediate future could very well be elsewhere.
"Maybe next season with Real?" the ITV reporter asked after saying he had to wrap the interview up. "Maybe not," Mourinho replied with a melancholy look. "Where?" he was asked. "I don't know but, I want to be where I love to be, where people love me to be.." But the age old rush to get to the nightly news on time prompted the frazzled reporter to cut Mourinho off just as he was going into his soliloquy with: "We'll take that as England, I've gotta go." And as Mourinho shrugged, the broadcast cut away.
We can only imagine that Mourinho followed that moment up by saying, "You know what, I was going to go back to England but maybe now I'll go somewhere with reporters that let me finish what I'm going to say. Special One out."
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