Date: 23rd March 2015 at 8:43pm
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Jose Mourinho has expressed an ambition to coach Portugal in a World Cup at some point in the future.

Mourinho is on course to deliver a domestic double with Chelsea this season, with the Capital One Cup champions boasting a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League with nine games left.

The Portuguese returned to Stamford Bridge in summer 2013 after a hugely-successful first spell from 2004 until 2007, in which he delivered five trophies in total.

But the 52-year-old already has plans for the next time he leaves West London and admits to being keen on managing his nation in a major tournament.

“I want to coach Portugal in a World Cup or European Championships, I would like that but if I don’t do it there is no drama,” he told the Daily Star.

“My career is beautiful, I’m happy with it and I just want to carry on and enjoy many more years.”

Portugal suffered a group-stage exit at the World Cup in Brazil last summer after finishing behind eventual champions Germany and United States in a disappointing campaign under Paulo Bento.

Fernando Santos took charge of the nation in September after Bento seemingly passed the point of no return by overseeing a 1-0 defeat to Albania in a Euro 2016 qualifier.


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