Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is not in search of a new club; instead clubs are approaching him for his services. He is without a job after his former club Chelsea showed him the exit door in December.
The Portuguese tactician has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job as he is tipped to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are struggling under the Dutchman's guidance and one of the lowest points of the season came when they suffered a defeat at the hands of FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.
According to the Independent, the United executive vice-chairman has urged Mourinho to take over from Van Gaal before the end of this season. The former Real Madrid manager refused to give more insight on his next destination, but hinted that he is eager to return to management.
"My next club? I really don't know. One thing is certain; I love football and I will return on the fields with the same passion and ambition as always," Mourinho told La Stampa, as reported by Goal.com.
"Right now I have respect for every coach and every club. I'm not looking for a club; it is the clubs who seek me."
The Evening Standard reported that Mourinho could return to his former club Inter Milan, despite United links. Roberto Mancini is the current manager of the Serie A outfit and the ex-Premier League manager has ruled out any possibility of return to San Siro.
"I'll be in Milan for one day – I am grateful to my president Massimo Moratti, who I want to personally thank," he explained.
"I left Inter in 2010 and since then I have worked hard at Real Madrid and Chelsea, so it has been hard to find the time to have lunch with the Moratti family. We agreed to see each other a couple of weeks ago.
"After being together for lunch we will go to San Siro, bringing with us the spirit of Inter, with the hope and happiness to see Inter win. It will be very emotional for me – San Siro, the Inter fans.
"But one thing I want to clarify, I will not be in charge next season. Inter have a project and that is Erick Thohir and Roberto Mancini. Their ideas have my full support and my hope is that the project of the coach and the president continues with great success."