José Mourinho Wants To Compete In World Cup And Euros With A National Team

José Mourinho has revealed his desire for a fresh challenge by saying that he would want to manage a national team instead of a club.

The Portuguese manager, 56, has been out of management since he was axed at Manchester United in December.

But the 'Special One' has now admitted that coaching at international level is where his future could take him.

"I want to compete in new competitions," he told Eleven Sports (via Goal).

"I think about the World Cup and the European Championships.

"For a long time, I have had the desire to try out such an adventure. Right now, I see myself more at a national team than with a new club.

"Is Portugal the right team for me? Not necessarily."

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Credit: PA

Mourinho has spent the last few months as a pundit for beIN Sports and the host of his own show, On the Touchline with Jose Mourinho.

But the ex-Inter Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has been linked with Celtic, Roma and Newcastle United since his dismissal at Old Trafford.

While Mourinho has his eyes set on coaching in a World Cup or at the Euros, he admitted earlier this month that a return to club management wasn't off the table.

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Credit: PA

"Winning a fifth championship in a different country or the Champions League with a third club are things I'd like to do," the ex-United boss explained.

"I wouldn't do it just for that. I only go where a project convinces me.

"I want to be happy, not necessarily win, I want to be happy and I don't want to accept a proposal without being convinced of it, that's what I've always thought.

"That's why if [a club] told me 'Today there are no conditions to win, but we want you to create the conditions to win,' then I would evaluate it."

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