Chelsea boss Mourinho: I want to help English football

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he's ready to help English football.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he's ready to help English football.

FA chairman Dyke’s new ­commission received the backing of Premier League clubs on Thursday and the Chelsea boss was the first to pledge his backing.

Chelsea boss Mourinho said: “I’m ready for a private discussion and I would be more than happy to talk to Greg.

“If it’s under discussion, I’m ready. If people think I can give one inch of contribution I’m ready. The pure discussion is not good. But ­solutions can be good.

“So if the right people think my experience of abroad – of managing in important leagues and countries, knowing English football as well as I do – if they think I can give a ­contribution to the internal debate to end in the solution we all want, I’m ready for that.”

Mourinho maintains that, despite his passport, he thinks the future of the English game is massively important.

He said: “I care about English football. I care. I want my players to be selected for England and give everything for the national team.

“I never tell a player with a small injury to stay and forget the national team. When the phone rings and it’s the national side I take the call with pleasure. I want to help and support an academy to bring English players to the top.

“The only match I want England to lose is when they play Portugal. All the other matches I want them to win and succeed.

“We have three players in the team at the moment but if I could have four, five or six Chelsea players in the team I would be happy.”

 
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