The former Chelsea boss, who was sacked by the Blues in December, has recently stated that he will be returning to management at the start of the new season. He also had a few choice words to share on the rampant rumours regarding his eventual destination.
Mourinho parted ways with Chelsea after a run of terrible form saw the Blues languishing in the bottom half of the table and mired in a relegation battle. Since then, he has been linked with a number of clubs, most notably Manchester United.
The Portuguese recently stated that he would be returning to management in the summer. Mourinho said that he chose not to get involved with football immediately after leaving Stamford Bride, and was reading and listening to the lies about him circulating in the media.
“I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December. Yes I was lucky enough to have not just options but good options but I made a decision to wait calm in my corner, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lies, listen to a few lies,” said Mourinho during the Fletch and Sav show on BT Sport. [via: the Guardian]
“The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere I want to be there.”
Manchester United rumours refuse to go away
Jose Mourinho had been recently christened the heir apparent to the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford by the media. He was reportedly in line to replace embattled manager Louis van Gaal during the Red Devils’ poor run at the end of 2015. However, it is now believed that the Manchester United board want to go ahead with their original plan of having Van Gaal finish his three year contract, with Ryan Giggs taking over from him.
The speculations linking him to Old Trafford seem unlikely to go away though, at least until next summer when the Special One’s future plans will be finally revealed. There are a number of clubs that would jump at the chance to sign Mourinho. The Portuguese has won league titles in four different countries, and has lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy twice. It remains to be seen where he ends up in the summer, but he will definitely be a big boost for whichever club manages to land him.