JOSE MOURINHO has opened up to the prospect of moving into international football as he continues to search for a new job.
Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United last December when he paid the price for the poor season the club was enjoying.
Since then he has rejected a series of job offers that have come his way as he waits for the right opportunity to return to the game.
Until now he has been reticent about making the switch from club to international management, preferring to remain at the top level in Europe.
But in an interview which first aired last month was asked about if he sees himself taking his next job on the international stage and managing in the major global tournaments.
Mourinho said: “I want to compete in new competitions.
“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.”
Whether the 56-year-old is serious about leaving club football is open to debate, given his ambitions to remain as an elite manager.
He was close to returning to Real Madrid last season before Zinedine Zidane was appointed in a hurry by the Spanish giants.
And SunSport understood he still sees himself as a top level manager who could work at the biggest clubs in Europe.
So it would take a huge position to suddenly become available in international football if he was to actually be tempted to move onto that stage.
Source – https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9335267/jose-mourinho-national-team-manager/