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Mou denies United deal but admits Premier preference

Ex-Chelsea manager José Mourinho has been heavily linked with Man Utd, but says he's still keeping his options open.

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Mou denies United deal but admits Premier preference
EDGAR SU (REUTERS)

José Mourinho has denied striking a deal with Manchester United or any other potential employer, insisting that he is still keeping his options open.

However, Mourinho admitted that the Premier League would be his preferred destination as he prepares for his next position in management.

The ex-Real Madrid boss, who left Chelsea for a second time in December after a disastrous start to the Blues' title defence, has been hotly tipped to replace Dutchman Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford hotseat next season.

Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager in December.
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Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager in December.Andrew Yates (REUTERS)

But the 53-year-old, a Champions League winner during his spells as coach of FC Porto and Inter Milan, told Sky Sports: "I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.

"I am not in a position to turn [managerial posts] down. I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team."

And Mourinho continued: "I have to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have.

"I would prefer [England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy. If possible yes, it would be my first choice."

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