José Mourinho Rules Out Real Madrid Return

Jose Mourinho
José Mourinho, center, at Carrington, Manchester, February 15. Mourinho has ruled out a return to Real Madrid as manager. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty

José Mourinho has rubbished reports of a return to Real Madrid, insisting he will remain at Manchester United as long as the club wants him.

Mourinho won the La Liga title and Copa del Rey in three years in the Spanish capital, from 2010 through 2013.

In the lead up to Manchester United's Europa League second leg tie with St-Etienne, Mourinho was asked about reports in the Spanish press that linked him with a return to Real.

"I have a contract for two more years with United and unless United want me to leave, I don't leave," Mourinho said Tuesday, as quoted by Spanish newspaper AS. "I love working for this club."

Mourinho is only seven months into his tenure at Old Trafford, but is aiming to guide Manchester United toward the Europa League final.

On Wednesday, his team looks to have a comfortable route to the last 16 of the competition after winning the first leg 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United will then travel to Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the EFL Cup final against Southampton.