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Mourinho keen to return to English football

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to return to English football, and nurses ambitions to win major trophies with a third Premier League club.

He is also understood to be interested in the Arsenal job if it became available, and was in the stands for their recent Europa League tie against the Portuguese side Vitoria.

Mourinho, who lives in London, has turned down various jobs abroad since he was fired as United manager last December, including roles with Benfica in January, and an unnamed Chinese club in the summer.

Unai Emery is under pressure as Gunners manager, and although there are no immediate plans to replace him, that situation could change if it appears that the club are going to miss out on their stated objective of a top four finish under his stewardship.

However, whether the Arsenal fan base, already deeply divided under Emery, would accept Mourinho as their manager and the style of football he brings, is another matter, given things he has said about the club in the past.

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