Jose Mourinho has made a bold statement stating that he intends to coach a national team rather than a club.
Jose Mourinho has iterated that he prefers to take over a national side rather than a club. The Portuguese International has enjoyed success across England, Spain, Portugal, and Italy by winning several trophies over the last two decades.
The 56-year-old was recently fired by Manchester United last December and has rejected advances from three clubs since then. He stated that he would take over a club which projects in the right direction and thorough trust in him.
In a recent interview, the former Chelsea boss said:: “I want to compete in new competitions,” he said.
“I think about the World Cup and the European Championships.
“For a long time I have had the desire to try out such an adventure. Right now, I see myself more at a national team than with a new club.
“Is Portugal the right team for me? Not necessarily.”
The 56-year-old did not rule out a return to club football when speaking earlier in June however, telling Eleven Sports: “Winning a fifth championship in a different country or the Champions League with a third club are things I’d like to do.
“I wouldn’t do it just for that. I only go where a project convinces me.
“I want to be happy, not necessarily win, I want to be happy and I don’t want to accept a proposal without being convinced of it, that’s what I’ve always thought.
“That’s why if [a club] told me ‘today there are no conditions to win, but we want you to create the conditions to win’, then I would evaluate it.” said Mourinho.
Lyon, Roma, and Inter Milan had shown interest in him, but he rejected those approaches.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Jose Mourinho says he is open to returning to the game as a manager of a national team rather than a club.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 19, 2019
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) June 11, 2019
Jose Mourinho on going back to Chelsea: “One of the best feeling in football for me was when I went back to Chelsea. When a club takes you back second time, it means that they know how good you are.” pic.twitter.com/RlmIHODw1b
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 11, 2019
🗣 Jose Mourinho: “I think about the World Cup and the European Championships… Right now, I see myself more with a national team than a new club.” pic.twitter.com/rLgr86tcTj
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) June 19, 2019
“The structure must be there…for the players to feel…they are not going to arrive into a situation where they feel more powerful than they used to be”
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) June 18, 2019
There is no clear cut picture of Jose Mourinho’s next club or country.