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Mourinho admits missing Premier League culture

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho admits he would feel better working again in England.

The Portuguese added spice to their Champions League clash against Chelsea by insisting he does not expect his poor relationship with current Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti to improve.

Mourinho, who was speaking in the current edition of Nuts magazine, said: "Ancelotti is no friend of mine and this won't change. In England, you're shown respect if you're a foreign coach who comes in and offers his experience and knowledge.

"But in Italy, this respect only comes if you're born as an Italian. Someone like me, the foreigner, isn't considered worthy of being here. This is why I say I was happier working in England.

"Inter have asked me to try to win the Champions League for them, and I'll attempt to give them this - so they're stuck with me for a little while yet! Now we have to play an important couple of matches against Chelsea and this is obviously a very special game for me.

"But I'm a part of Chelsea's history forever and they'll always be a big part of me. Let's see if Ancelotti can finish his time at Chelsea with a record as good as mine!"

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