Jose Mourinho has revealed he intends to return to management this summer.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December, with speculation having mounted that he could replace Thomas Tuchel at French side Paris Saint-Germain.
Italian champions Juventus are also looking to recruit a new manager, after the surprise news Max Allegri will leave the club this summer after five years in charge, and while the former Chelsea boss insists he will not comment on specific clubs, he did confirm that he is aiming for a July return.
“I have a lot of qualities and one of them is to respect other clubs and their management,” Mourinho told French outlet RMC Sport on Friday.
“I have never spoken like ‘this club wanted me, they contacted me.’
“When I left Manchester United in December, I immediately took the decision I want to work from summer.
“I hope to be back to work in July in a project I really like.”
Mourinho also spoke on his difficult spell at Old Trafford, having been dismissed last year following a poor start to the season.
The 56-year-old admits the end to his reign left a bitter taste, suggesting he does not look back fondly on his time in Manchester.
“It’s difficult for me to talk about Manchester,” Mourinho added.
“I can’t talk about them in the same joy and freedom as I talk about others [clubs].”