London, Jan 4(ANI): Manchester United skipper Gary Neville has told former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that the Premier League has not missed him at all.
Neville's comments came after Mourinho, who is now at Inter Milan, said that he would like to return to the top-flight.
"Jose was quite a character and I suppose a lot of people would be happy to see him back. When you're at United, you're so detached from what goes on elsewhere, you've got more than enough to concentrate on," The Sun quoted Neville, as saying.
"Has Mourinho been missed in the English game? I don't think so. The English game goes on with or without great managers and players. It's far bigger than any one individual," he said.
Mourinho had moved to Chelsea in June 2004, becoming one of the highest paid managers in football with a salary of 4.2 million pounds a year, subsequently raised in 2005 to 5.2 million pounds.
He unexpectedly left Chelsea in September 2007 'by mutual consent' although there was a bust up with chairman Roman Abramovich after the Chelsea board held an emergency meeting and decided it was time to part with their manager.
Mourinho left as the most successful manager in Chelsea's history having won six trophies for the club in three years. (ANI)