Jose Mourinho looked ready to announce a comeback to Chelsea before he was cut off by ITV in his post-game interview, who aborted the discussion for the 'more important' scheduled programme, The News.
Fair enough we guess, but why ITV couldn't have run the game on one of their three 'other' channels which are all free to air is another matter, because then we could have found out what the 'Special One' was going to say.
He did have this to say to Sky Sports however, stating: "I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one [in UK]. In Spain the situation is a different because some people hate me."
In essence, Mourinho is fed up in Spain. He wants to return to a country where he is revered as an icon. An always controversial figure, but one who generates more adulation and begrudging respect rather than hate.
It is no secret Chelsea want to bring him back, with talk of gifts ranging from an expensive watch to the promise of Falcao's signature being discussed.
Right now it is just too early for Mourinho to actually confirm a return publicly. He has a contract at Madrid which he needs to try to terminate.
Spanish journalist Guilleme Balague tweeted that Mourinho is due to sit down with Madrid president Florentino Perez to discuss his future in the coming days, with the club now only having the Copa del Rey Final to play for.
Tonight's result? Madrid won 2-0 but bowed out to Dortmund 4-3 on aggregate. But it was typical Jose to become the centre of attention regardless.
Just how he likes it.
What did you think of tonight's broadcast and Mourinho's subsequent comments?
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