Man Utd boss Ferguson: Mourinho missing Premiership
The charismatic former Chelsea coach continues to be linked with all the major jobs in England despite guiding Inter Milan back to the Serie A summit after clinching the Italian title last term in his first year in charge.
"Every time I have spoken to Jose Mourinho, he has always said that he liked English football better than anywhere else," said the United boss.
"The attraction to get back to England at some point will always be there.
"He is still a young man and being at Chelsea yesterday will have reignited his thoughts about English football because you don't get the atmosphere, intensity and closeness to the pitch at Chelsea in a lot of the Italian grounds.
"He will miss that."