‘I want to compete in new Competitions’ – Mourinho seeks new challenges in management

Jose Mourinho has shared his future plans, stating that his next managerial move will likely be that of a national team rather than another club.

The self-proclaimed Special One has been out of the dugout since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018.

He has recently appeared as a pundit for broadcaster beIN SPORTS, and the 56-year-old revealed where he thinks his future lies in an interview broadcast by Eleven Sports.

“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 Portuguese has had a trophy laden career having won trophies at clubs in four different European countries, but thinks now is the right time for him to try his hand on the international stage.

Mourinho won his first title with Porto in 2003 before winning the Champions League with the Portuguese side 12 months later.

The Special One would go on to lift the Champions League once more with Inter Milan in 2010.

He added his fourth league title in as many countries with Real Madrid in 2012.

His last sojourn in management didn’t go according to plan as he was axed after overseeing the Red Devils’ worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign.

Mourinho 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.”





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