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Mourinho in the dark over his managerial future

Jose Mourinho admits he is ‘desperate’ to return to football but admits he is uncertain regarding his managerial future.

The 56-year-old has been without a club since being sacked by Manchester United in December, and says he is ready to return to the dugout, with the Portuguese eyeing a return to management in the summer.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs, however, moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus seem unlikely.

French champions PSG have recently extended the contract of their coach Thomas Tuchel, whilst Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri are believed to be amongst Juventus’ first choice to replace the outgoing Max Allegri.

Mourinho also ruled out replacing Leanardo Jardim at Monaco due to his friendship with the French side’s coach, however, Roma are also looking for a replacement for Claudio Ranieri.

The Portuguese says he is unsure of his next move, but says his next job will have to be the ‘right project’.

“I don’t know, honestly I don’t know. The only thing that I know is that I cannot be emotional,” Mourinho told Sky Sports on the track at the Monaco Grand Prix.

“I have to be rational. I have not to choose just because I want to work and I am desperate to work – I have to choose because it is the right project for me, the right motivation for me.

“I want to become stronger than ever. I’m studying a lot, I am working a lot with my staff to be a great team as a coaching staff and to be ready to do it again big.

“So, I have to think. We will think and analyse and make the right decision.”