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Friday 15 December 2017

Jose: I'm special one win or lose

JOSE Mourinho says he wants to battle with his old foes in England again and win another Premier League title. But his main aim is to follow the example of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni and manage a team into his 70s.

The former Chelsea manager is back on his old stomping ground of Stamford Bridge tonight, coach of an Inter Milan side who hold a 2-1 lead over Chelsea from the first leg in the San Siro.

Playing to the gallery at a pre-match press conference, Mourinho turned up the heat on the club which sacked him in 2007, after the Portuguese native had won six trophies in three years, mocking Chelsea by claiming that he won "important things" for the Blues fans while the club now only win the FA Cup.

Victory over Chelsea tonight would put Inter into the last eight of the Champions League.

"I'm unlucky, that's my motivation. After this game I will still be the Special One - win or lose," added the Inter boss.

Mourinho also says he has unfinished business in England, as he wants to coach a team there again as part of his triple ambition of winning another English title, a Spanish league and also to coach his native Portugal.

But top of all that, he wants to be like Trap. "When I look at the Premier League I see that all my old rivals - Ferguson, Wenger, Benitez - are all still there, in the same place," he said.

"I did more than enough to be here, but the decision was made, Chelsea looked forward, I looked forward, I moved on, we have all turned the page.

"But about a return to England? My long-term objectives are to have another experience in the English Premier League, to win a title in Spain and to coach Portugal.

"But I want to stay in football for a long time like Trapattoni. How old is he now, 70? I want to coach until then, but even at that age I'll still have things to prove."

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