Mourinho: I don't like Italian football
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Jose Mourinho sparked speculation about his future on Tuesday on the eve of his side Inter Milan's UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with CSKA Moscow by declaring he was unhappy with Italian football.

The charismatic but unpredictable Portuguese coach, who previously managed English Premier League giants Chelsea and guided Porto to the 2004 Champions League trophy, told Sky Sports that he did not like Italian football.

"It is a simple situation," said the 47-year-old, who is in his second season with Inter. "I am happy at Inter, but unhappy with Italian football."

Mourinho, who has not enamoured himself with the Italian football authorities earning himself four touchline bans, made it clear why he was unhappy. "Because I do not like it (Italian football) and because it doesn't like me."

Mourinho - who earlier on Tuesday had held his first press conference with the Italian media for six weeks - has made it no secret he would love a return to English football which he left when sacked by Chelsea in 2007 after a successful three year spell there.