Jose Mourinho has claimed he has "considered staying on"' as Real Madrid coach and defended himself against Pepe's belief that he should show club captain Iker Casillas more respect.
Last week the former Chelsea manager gave the strongest indication yet that he wanted to return to the Premier League at the end of the season by saying: "I want to be where I am loved. In England I am loved by the press, the fans, I am loved by some clubs, especially one."
The 50-year-old followed that up with a confrontational press conference in which he criticized Casillas, hinting that, in his opinion, the goalkeeper "thinks he is above the rest" of the squad.
He also remarked that his biggest regret in his three years at the Bernabeu was not signing Diego Lopez, who is now his first-choice goalkeeper, at the end of his first season in charge.
Those comments heightened speculation over his future and seemed to be a further indication that he was on his way out.
However, in a press conference a...