- Jose Mourinho has waved off the impact of his sack by Manchester United in December 2018
- The 56-year-old insists he 'didn't need time to recover after his exit from United
- Mourinho says he will not mind managing a national side this time
Jose Mourinho has dismissed suffering any setback following his sack by Man United last December.
The Portuguese manager was sent packing by Old Trafford chiefs after falling 19 points adrift of then-league leaders Liverpool, despite splashing out about £400m on signing 11 players during his three-year stay at the club.
According to the Daily Mail citing Eleven Sports, Mourinho waved off submission that United exit had lasting impact on him, stressing he didn't need time to recover after being sacked - although he admitted he is trying to 'reformulate' himself as he awaits new job.
“I didn't need to recover from anything,” Mourinho was quoted as saying to Eleven Sports.
“What happened was nothing I didn't expect.
“I didn't need time to recover. I've been using the time to work on my future, to improve my technical staff, to find a new dimension to my work, without obviously losing what I am.
“It was me who, being as I am and thinking as I think, got to where I am. But my work has been at that level. I want to be better, I want to re adapt, I want to reformulate myself and that's what I've been doing,” he noted.
Interestingly, Mourinho's replacement, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, started on a decent note after guiding the Red Devils to 11 games unbeaten moments after the 56-year-old was sent packing.
However, things later went bad for United towards the end of the season, finishing the season on the distant sixth spot from the second-placed finish under the Portugese tacticain in 2017-18
Mourinho, who claimed the Champions League with Inter and Porto is still in the job market since his United exit, but revealed he could return to football as an international manager.
Responding to a question, if he would prefer to manage in Portugal with a club or the national team, Mourinho said: “I think it's more of the national team than a club. But you can never say never.
“But I see more of a national team than a club project. Because it's something I've always lacked. It's something I'd like to do. Not only Portugal, but also the work of (any) national team. It's something I've never wanted until now and I'm still not at this moment in my career, in love with that kind of work. But it's a job I'll want to try one day.
“A lot of people say it's easier to be a national team coach than a club coach. There are others who say it's easier to be a club coach than a national coach because a national coach only sees players once a month for three days before the game.
“I've always refused that. They're jobs that have virtually no point of comparison. The only point of comparison is to win.
“I'm going to want to try that side of our profession one day. I'm going to want to do a European or World Cup, which I've never done before. I'm very curious about this role as a national team coach.
“By the way, we're going to win the League of Nations," he submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are set to go face to face again but this time in a TV studio.
The ex- Chelsea and Arsenal managers will be pundits on beIN SPORTS for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham on June 1.
Both manager have been rivals down the years with Mourinho once calling Wenger 'a specialist in failure'.
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