José Mourinho To Return To Chelsea After Real Madrid?

José Mourinho has hinted he could return to Chelsea when he leaves Real Madrid.

The Portuguese is in London as his squad flies around the world on international duty and was photographed in Harrods over the weekend.

After attending the inauguration of an exhibition in Sétubal in Portugal on Saturday, Mourinho cryptically told the press: "There are things that could be on the point of happening that nobody could imagine."

Mourinho took advantage of the February international friendlies last year to return to London to spend a day house-hunting in the capital.

The 50-year-old won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup in his three seasons with Chelsea before his departure in September 2007.

Mourinho is likely to leave Madrid this year

He has repeatedly insisted since he will return to England to coach, with Manchester United manager and friend Sir Alex Ferguson suggesting Mourinho would enjoy more "freedom" in the Premier League.

Despite the acrimony which surrounded his departure from Stamford Bridge, Mourinho has unfinished business with Chelsea, having fallen short of winning the Champions League with the club.

Twice the Blues were eliminated at the semi-final stage by Liverpool, with a round-of-16 ejection at the hands of Barcelona in 2006 sandwiched in between Mourinho's three full campaigns.

Mourinho has not hidden his annoyance with the politics at Real Madrid and has faced criticism from inside and outside the club during his three seasons in Spain.

Lifetime present and Madrid legend Alfredo di Stéfano questioned his tactics, and following last year's 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat at home to Barcelona Mourinho was involved in an argument with defender Sergio Ramos regarding Carles Puyol's equaliser.

The exchange was transcribed verbatim by Marca, with Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas also involved. It is this incident which effectively publicised Mourinho's fractious relationship with some of the squad's Spanish internationals and exposed the dressing room divisions at the Bernabéu.