Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits he'd still love to play for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Mourinho almost persuaded him to join Chelsea in 2004 and 2005 - a period when he led the Blues to two Premier League titles and a League Cup.
Now the Anfield skipper has confirmed: "I would like to play for Mourinho, the Special One."
Despite winning a Champions League trophy, a UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups in his 14 years at Liverpool, Gerrard still does not possess an elusive Premier League winner's medal.
The lack of major honours at Anfield has often led to interest in the England skipper from some of Europe's most successful clubs.
But the Kop idol remained loyal to his boyhood team.
"But I ended up saying 'no' and a year later I said 'no' again. But he came back when he arrived at Real Madrid two years ago.
"But that has never been me and, again, it just wasn't going to happen."