Jose Mourinho to make managerial return in France? Former Manchester United boss admits Ligue 1 job in his sights

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Jose Mourinho to make managerial return in France? Former Manchester United boss admits Ligue 1 job in his sights


New challenge?

The Portuguese coach has been out of work since being sacked by United in December

Jose Mourinho says he is open to managing in Ligue 1.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was a guest of Lille sporting director Luis Campos for their goalless draw with Montpellier on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho was spotted at Lille’s home game on Sunday

Jose Mourinho was spotted at Lille’s home game on Sunday

The 56-year-old was sacked by United in December after a run of poor results and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has won 10 of his first 12 games in temporary charge.

Mourinho is now keen to manage in a new league after spells in England, Italy and Spain.

He told beIN SPORTS: “I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1.

“I am a man who has worked in four different countries.

“I like to know other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.

“For now I’m calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work calmly to hope for the opportunity to go back to football.”

Mourinho has been linked with jobs at Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain since leaving Manchester.

He will keep himself busy by hosting his own Champions League show on Russian television channel RT, On the Touchline with Jose Mourinho, which begins on March 7 and runs until the final on June 1.

But Mourinho does not want to be out of management for too long.

He added: “I think two to three months, January, February and March, [without a job] is okay [but] afterwards it is harder.

“I hope calmly to have the opportunity to come back stronger.

“The project is my project as a person and as a coach, to improve, to be better, to think every day about my profession, which is also my passion – it is not just my profession. But now is not the time to speak with clubs.”





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