- Jose Mourinho is confident he will be back in the dugout for the commencement of 2019/20 season
- The Portuguese tactician could not resist another dig at former club Manchester United
- Mourinho has been linked with various jobs since his unceremonious exit from Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho is looking forward to return to coaching duties in the summer.
The Portuguese tactician has been out of work since he was sent packing by Manchester United manager last December after three wins in ten games.
According to The Mirror citing RMC, Mourinho has been linked with various jobs since his unceremonious exit from Old Trafford, with latest reports suggesting he will replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus.
Although the ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid boss hasn’t opened discussion with any team he is unshakeable he’ll return to work by July.
“I have a lot of qualities and one of them is to respect other clubs and their management,” Mourinho was quoted as saying to French channel RMC Sport. “I have never spoken like ‘this club wanted me, they contacted me.
“When I left Manchester United in December, I immediately took the decision I want to work from summer. I hope to be back to work in July in a project I really like,” he noted.
Mourinho also found time to comment on how things ended for him at Manchester United suggesting he can talk about them "in the same joy and freedom" as the other clubs he coached previously.
The Portuguese was axed in December following United struggle for form to maintain a top six place in the Premier League.
And after naming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager, United defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and closing in on a top finish, only to stumble again toward the end of the season to finish on sixth spot.
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"It’s difficult for me to talk about Manchester," Mourinho explained.
"I can’t talk about them in the same joy and freedom as I talk about others [clubs],” admitted the Portuguese, who stressed that United's Champions League comeback win over PSG in March - after going down 2-0 in the first leg - was because the French champions underrated the Red Devils.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Serie A champion Juventus have confirmed that current manager Massimiliano Allegri will be leaving the Allianz Stadium at the end of the current campaign.
According to a release on the club's official Twitter handle and website on Friday, May 17, the 51-year-old tactician will be leaving the club after five years stay that saw him win five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies.
In addition, Allegri has also guided Juve to two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017, but lost out on both occasions.
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