Jose Mourinho Names The League He Wants To Manage In

Having won league titles in his native Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, Jose Mourinho has now set his sights on managing in another country.

After being sacked by Manchester United in December, Mourinho has had offers to return to the game but told beIN Sports he turned three jobs down, saying "I didn't feel it was what I want."

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However, he was in the stands at the Pierre Mauroy stadium on Sunday to watch Lille and and Montpellier play out a 1-1 draw and fancies a crack at managing in France.

"I see myself coaching in France one day," he said, as reported in Portuguese newspaper Record. "I'm a man that has worked in four different countries and that likes other cultures.

"I like to learn a lot and to work in a different league would be a fantastic experience."

Mourinho has been linked with swift returns to former clubs Real and Inter, with there even being reports that he met Nerazzurri director Beppe Marotta for lunch.

However, the man himself is waiting for the right opportunity to come along.

"Right now, I'm calm," the 56-year-old added, as per ESPN.

"I'm trying to take advantage of being with my family and my friends. Soon enough, another opportunity in football will come my way."

However, his break from football hasn't been all plain-sailing as two weeks ago his special guest appearance at an Ice Hockey game went horribly wrong.

Moments after the former Manchester United manager dropped the ice puck to start the game between Avangard and SKA St Petersburg, he slipped on his backside after losing his footing on the red carpet.

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