Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is now hinting about a quick return to Premier League football, with Manchester United assumed to be the club in question.
The 52-year-old former Real Madrid man was sacked back in December by Chelsea following the clubs worst ever start to the Premier League season that saw Chelsea teetering just above the relegation zone.
‘For sure I’ll be back soon,’ Mourinho told the Mail on Sunday.
‘I always said I need competition – I need competition every week.
‘No, I am not enjoying it [not working]. I can have my family, I can have my friends, I can have my quiet life, which I also like, and I can have my football. I can have everything together and I don’t need to give up on one of them.
‘To be fully happy I need everything, so I go back to football. I think it’s my natural habitat. I have worked since I can remember, and as a manager since 2000.’
Despite being linked with a move up north and while managing on the continent Mourinho has always maintained his family residence in London, and says that will remain the case even if he joins a club outside the capital.
‘When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability,” he said.
‘They are 19 years old and 16 years old, and with university and their football, they need some stability and the family needs some stability.
‘We decided to come to London and, at the moment, I don’t have a job. I don’t know where football will take me because in football, you never know, but for sure, as a family, our home will be in London.’