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Mourinho Promises to Return to Football, Targets ‘Big’ Clubs

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to return to the dugout but has stressed he is waiting for the right opportunity.

The Portuguese, who was sacked by the Red Devils in December following a miserable run of form, says he is missing football and is “full of fire.”

His focus is on returning to club management, in either the top-flights in England, Spain, Germany, Italy or France.

Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “I have some time to think, to rethink, to analyse and what I feel is exactly that ‘Ze’ (Mourinho’s nickname as a boy) is full of fire.

“My friends tell me ‘enjoy your time, enjoy your July, enjoy your August, enjoy what you never had’. Honestly, I can’t enjoy. I am not happy enough to enjoy.

“I miss my football, I have the fire. The most difficult thing for me is to say ‘no’ to the possibilities I had to work.

“I have to be patient and wait for the right one and the right one is one at the dimension of what I am as a manager.

“I have to be patient and that is the most difficult thing because I had the impulse during this period so many times (to say) ‘yes, I go’. No, I cannot go. I cannot go. I have to wait exactly for the right one.”

Mourinho is learning German but says he is not thinking specifically of going to the Bundesliga, adding, “No club is waiting for me, nobody knocked at my door.”

When asked if it would still have to be one of the ‘big five’ European leagues to attract him, the former Porto, Chelsea , Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss said “yes.”

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