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Mourinho wants Premier League return in order to break managerial record

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on a Premier League return, with the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss determined to become the first manager to win major silverware with three different English clubs.

Mourinho is yet to return to management since being sacked at Old Trafford last December, most recently working as a pundit for Sky Sports as he plots a return to the dugout.

The two-times Champions League winner has spoken about his desire to return to a club capable of challenging for major honours, having recently rejected approaches from the Chinese Super League and French side Lyon.

The 58-year-old has spoken previously about how he is prepared to be patient as he seeks the right opportunity, with the Mirror reporting that Mourinho is keen on a return to English football.

According to the report, the opportunity to become the first manager to win major honours with three English clubs appeals to the Portuguese boss, who would be open to potential vacant roles at North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino are both under pressure following indifferent starts to the new campaign, and Mourinho would likely be open to either role should they become available with both clubs possessing the resources and infrastructure to challenge.

Mourinho won eight major honours, including three Premier League titles, during two spells at Chelsea, and he also won a League Cup and Europa League double at Man United.

No previous manager has ever won major silverware at three English sides; Mourinho is currently amongst a select few including Brian Clough and Kenny Dalglish to have won trophies at two different clubs.

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