Jose Mourinho has revealed his next job could be with a national team as he prepares to return to management.
The 56-year-old has been without a job since being sacked by Manchester United in December, with the Portuguese weighing up a potential return to football.
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss has now revealed his desire to ‘compete in new competitions’, which could see him move into international management for the first time.
“I want to compete in new competitions,” Mourinho told Eleven Sports. “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.”
Mourinho refused to rule out a potential return to club football, however, the two-time Champions League winner insists he will only return for the right ‘project’.
“Winning a fifth championship in a different country or the Champions League with a third club are things I’d like to do,” he added.
“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.”
Mourinho has been suggested as a possible target for Newcastle United, who are the subject of a takeover bid from wealthy middle eastern backers.
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