By Joe Wright

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return to Inter next season – although he admits he would like to take over the Serie A giants in the future.

The 50-year-old lead the Nerazzurri to an historic treble in 2010, and while he insists rumours linking him with a return next year are ill-founded, he maintains a desire to take charge of the club once more.

“Next season, it is certain that I won’t return to Inter, but I’d like to go back one day,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.

“I speak from my heart, as I did when I said I want to return to England one day. But what is certain is that my next club will not be Inter.”

Mourinho added that in-form Diego Lopez is likely to keep his place in the Madrid starting line-up for the upcoming clash with Levante, especially given the number of games he has been able to play compared with returning captain Iker Casillas.

He added: “Diego Lopez has played very well in 13 games in 70 days, Iker’s played in none. There’s no doubt who is in the best form.”