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Mourinho rep denies Liverpool link

Jose Mourinho's representative has all but shut the door on a return to England for the ex-Chelsea manager.

Eladio Parames said: "Papers mention the Liverpool job, too, but Mourinho has had no contact there, either. Definitely he will be managing a top-flight club in Europe next season."

Mourinho is tempted by the prospect of managing in Spain or Italy, but is unlikely to return to England.

"Quite often Jose says to me, 'Everyone links my name to the clubs in trouble, but the truth is that I remain without a job and I'm getting used to the speculation'.

"Why does he prefer Italy or Spain rather than England? Because he wants new challenges. He is not banned [a clause was made in his settlement with Chelsea that he could not manage another Premier League club this season].

"Those leagues [Italian and Spanish] play a different style and he is attracted to this challenge. It does not mean that he will not return to England. He can do."

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