Jose Mourinho the “special one” as he calls himself has been out of a coaching job since his awaited sack as Manchester united boss during his 3rd spell in December 2018.
Mourinho started his coaching career with brief managerial periods at Benfica and União de Leiria, taking the latter to their highest ever league finish. He returned to Porto as head coach in 2002, winning the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and UEFA Cup in his first season, followed by the UEFA Champions League the season after, the club’s first European Cup title since 1987, as well as retaining the Primeira Liga title. That success earned him a move to England with Chelsea, where he won the Premier League title in each of his first two seasons, as well as the FA Cup once and the League Cup twice.
In 2008, Mourinho joined Italian club Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in his first season, before leading the club to become the first Italian side to win the Treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League) in 2010.
He then signed with Real Madrid, where he won the Copa del Rey in his first season and the Laliga Title in his second. However, after winning only the Supercopa de España in his final season there he left madrid in 2013. He then returned to Chelsea, where he won another league title and League Cup, but was dismissed in 2015 after a poor run of results. He was appointed at Manchester United in 2016, where he won the UEFA Europa League and EFL Cup in his first season. Although he led the club to second place in the Premier League the following year, the club’s highest league finish since 2013, he did not win any trophies, and was dismissed in December 2018, midway through his third season at the club.
The former player who currently works at Sky Sports as a pundit, has hinted on his wish to return to a coaching role but has expressed his interest to wait for a club that suits his status. Mourinho though has said he does not expect his next coaching position to be in Italy. The 56-year-old won five major honors during his two seasons at Inter Milan, including a historic treble in 2010.
“My future? I don’t think it will be in Italy,” Mourinho told Italian TV show Tiki Taka.
Report shows that Newcastle are planning a potential takeover as Peter Kenyon aims to £300 million for a takeover of the club and could install Jose Mourinho as the boss as he waits on the sidelines, the Mirror writes.
Mourinho though has suggested that he sees his next job on the international stage, rather than with a new club.
“I want to compete in new competitions, I think about the World Cup and the European Championships,” the coach said during an interview aired on Eleven Sports, per Goal.
“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.
Mourinho is a serial winner and would no doubt have both clubs and countries ready to get his coaching prowess should he wish to get back to coaching and could back himself to win the World Cup, especially if he lands a job with one of the biggest nations.