Jose Mourinho Gives Clearest Hint About His Future Months After Roma Sack

Jose Mourinho Gives Clearest Hint About His Future Months After Roma Sack

Rene Otinga
updated at March 24, 2024 at 6:47 PM
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  • Jose Mourinho was sacked by AS Roma in January 2024
  • The Portuguese tactician spoke on his future on Sunday
  • He gave a timeline on when he wants to return to management

Jose Mourinho recently gave a strong hint on his managerial future, just two months after getting dismissed by AS Roma.

The Special One has been touring the world, gracing different sporting events since his dismissal as he remains without work after parting ways with the Gialorossi.

Jose Mourinho admitted he is keen on returning to football management.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by AS Roma in January 2024. Photo: Eric Alonso.
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His latest adventure took him to the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday, March 24, where he made a surprise appearance at the Algarve International Circuit.

During this event, the 61-year-old was asked about his future, and he refused to rule out a return to the dugout.

Asked whether he had received any offers recently, the former Chelsea tactician said, per The Mirror:

“Zero, zero. I don’t have a club, I’m free. But I want to work, in the summer I want to work.”

Pressed on whether he had ambitions to manage in his home country in Portugal, Mourinho added, “"Portuguese team? Never say no, especially in football.

"My life is football, I can coach anywhere and I have no problems."

Teams linked with Mourinho

In the weeks since his sacking at Roma, Mourinho has been linked with several jobs.

Rumours of a potential move to Saudi Arabia have been rife, while the gaffer has also been linked with Newcastle United and his former club Chelsea.

His claims that he wants to be at the dugout by next season could be a strong pointer that he is eyeing a job on the international front ahead of Euro 2024.

How Roma fared since Mourinho’s departure

Meanwhile, it looks like the decision by Roma to sack Mourinho was the right one.

The club has since hired their legend Danielle de Rossi to steady the ship, and the Italian has done a commendable job so far, winning nine of his 13 games in charge.

He took over with Roma in ninth place, but the Gialorossi are now fifth, just outside Champions League places, according to Football London.

When Mourinho said “I prefer not to speak”

Sports Brief also reported on the infamous match that had Mourinho saying “I prefer not to speak.”

It took place in 2014 when Chelsea was in a tight title race with Manchester City.

The game, which took place on March 15, was a frustrating one for Mourinho’s side, who went into it six points clear off the Cityzens.

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