Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has admitted his love for previous clubs Chelsea and Inter, but intimated his affection for the duo should not be overestimated.
It had emerged that fans of the Blues and the Nerazzurri were heard chanting their one-time trainer's name during their respective matches over the weekend, seemingly longing for a return of their successful former coach.
But speaking after the Blancos' routine 4-0 victory over Racing Santander on Saturday, although the 48-year-old responded positively to the news, he hinted that a second spell at either club was not presently in his thoughts.
"I have much love for Chelsea and Inter," said Mourinho. "[However], I prefer to support these teams and hear the fans sing my name."
Mourinho then took the time out to clarify a report in one Madrid-based newspaper, which took a swipe at the former Porto man for his reluctance in selecting Cantera players, namely defender Daniel Carvajal.
However, after it was then revealed that Carvajal was actually suspended from participating on Saturday, he proceeded to indirectly attack the publication, labeling its report as a form of "disastrous" journalism.
"When we do our job, coaches are still criticized. When you're wrong you must also be criticized," he continued. "So you cannot ask for a player, who is suspended, to play. The present quality of journalism is disastrous."
Real Madrid has moved provisionally 13 points clear of archrival Barcelona at the Liga summit.