I only want to be happy, says Jose Mourinho amid Chelsea reports

Jose Mourinho says his only target is to be "happy" as the Portuguese coach edges ever closer to a return to Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho is expected to take over at Chelsea this week Photo: Soccer.ru/Wikimedia

Jose Mourinho says that his only target is to be “happy” as the Portuguese coach edges ever closer to a return to Chelsea.

The 50-year-old flew to London on Sunday just hours after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez confirmed that ex-Blues boss is set to take the reins at Stamford Bridge for a second time.

Mourinho watched his Madrid side beat Osasuna 4-2 on Saturday in his final game in charge of Los Blancos.

And the former Inter Milan coach, who has been subjected to criticism after failing to win a trophy this season, is keen to put his frosty relationship with the Spanish media behind him.

“My targets are simple – I only want to be happy,” Mourinho told Portugal’s Jornal de Notícias.

“One cycle comes to a close and another begins. I always try not to talk about the negative aspects of the cycle which has come to an end.

“I am going to try to maintain that belief now and I am going to try not to deal with the Spanish press.”

Mourinho, who led Chelsea to six trophies between 2004 and 2007, went on to insist that his job is not simply about winning.

He continued: “With people like Sir Alex Ferguson retiring, I have realised that I am still a relatively young manager. He is the manager to have made the most appearances in the Champions League and I am one of the ones who has won it the most.

“I feel as though I have responsibilities to live up to. People expect things from me and I can’t let them down. It’s not simply about winning.”

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