Since replacing Roberto Mancini as coach of Inter, Jose Mourinho has had to deal with constant questions about his long-term prospects in Italy and whether he might move back to England.
The Portuguese gaffer has made no secret of his desire to have another crack at the Premier League, and he has been regularly linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and even Manchester United.
Whenever responding to such speculation over the past six months or so, Mourinho has intimated that he would prefer a new challenge instead of returning to Chelsea.
However, according to the News of the World, the former Porto boss has his heart set on reclaiming his old throne at Stamford Bridge down the track.
“If you are asking me if you think one day I will return to Chelsea, I tell you ‘yes, I think so’, although IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not saying when,” said Mourinho, as quoted by the aforementioned tabloid.
“We were so happy together. Chelsea fans have a different feeling for me. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a different emotion with them. I always wish them well because they are a special club for me and I have special friends there.”
Some Blues fans are hollering for ‘the Special One’ to be reappointed should Guud Hiddink, brought in to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari, not continue as manager after season’s end.
And Mourinho added, “I belong to their story and they belong to my story. I hope they get back to what they were because the club has changed.”