Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he rejected a managerial offer from Tottenham Hotspur following his exit from Stamford Bridge in 2007.
Although the 51-year-old finally went on to join Inter Milan, with whom he won a historic treble in 2010, following his departure from Stamford Bridge, he claims that Chelsea's London rivals Spurs had also offered him a managerial position.
The Portuguese, who won many pieces of silverware including two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups during his stint at Chelsea, admitted that he could not move to White Hart Land due to their being a clause in his contract that prohibited him from managing another English club for the next two years.
"I couldn't go," Mourinho told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's Capital One Cup final against the Spurs on Sunday. "I couldn't train in England for two years."
Mourinho, who has found a lot of success at many countries including Portugal, Italy and Spain, has often spoken of his desire to finish his career in England ideally at Chelsea.
When asked whether he still feels the same, the Portuguese replied: "That I love it? Yes. I would not change my feelings about it. About my desire to work for this club? No change. Exactly the same."
Meanwhile, Mourinho despite admitting that he was able to fulfil his ambitions of winning "every title" in Italy, Spain and England, says he is looking to achieve more success in his second spell at Chelsea.
"I had the one aim of winning every title in the three most important countries — Italy, Spain and England," he added. "I had that aim and if I had missed one I would not have been happy. If I missed a cup or a super cup (community shied) I would not be happy, I wanted to win every title in those countries and I did that."
"I achieved my goals in terms of the trophies I want to win. I won the trophies in every country; the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, now the Europa League. Now it is about repeating it. I want to change the numbers. Two League Cups and I want more. One FA Cup and I want more. Two Premier Leagues and I want more."