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Mourinho loses 9-8 in return to management, vows to put latest setback behind him

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As the European season winds down, Jose Mourinho's highly anticipated return draws ever nearer.  Unlike in 2013, this is mostly a scary rather than welcome proposition, especially if he ends up, as expected, at Manchester United.  Of course, Jose isn't about to reveal what's actually going on just yet.

"I don't know. I know nothing about it really. I don't have a club and I was waiting for these guys (the FIFA Legends) to win the match to give me a hand but because I lost the match (9-8) it's even more difficult to get the club."

As he's wont to do, Mourinho tried everything to emerge a winner on Wednesday, in the special match celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mexico City's Azteca stadium, held as part the 66th FIFA Congress or some such grandiose occasion.

Brilliant anticipation, belying his humble beginnings as a backup goalkeeper, it must be said.  Not quite allowed by the letter of the law, but they're more like guidelines anyway.

Alas, the glory of victory was denied the former Chelsea manager on this day, his star-studded team of Ronaldinho, Figo, Eto'o, Desailly et al. losing to the Legends of Mexico 9-8 in a 9-side match.  "A hockey score," no doubt fumed The Special One.

In all seriousness, Mourinho did confirm that he will indeed be back in July.  Brace yourselves!

"Of course I miss (it). In July I will be back. So we are in May. May to July is nothing. I keep enjoying my life which I'm doing, keep enjoying my family. But in July I am back."

-Jose Mourinho; source: AP

Dun-dun-DUN.