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Mourinho will be back next season

Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to management in the summer but insisted he has not agreed or signed a deal to become the next Manchester United manager.

The former Chelsea boss has been consistently linked with United if Louis van Gaal leaves the club in the summer, although Mourinho was keen to emphasise no agreement is in place.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight, he said: “[Van Gaal] is my friend, I worked with him for a few years.

“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 jobs down, I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team.

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 to be in 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.

Mourinho, who also confirmed he had politely declined an approach from war-torn Syria to coach their national team, predicted Sunday could prove pivotal in the race for the Premier League title.

Leicester travel to Sunderland in the first of the two Super Sunday matches, before Tottenham take on Manchester United at White Hart Lane.