Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he has had offers since he was sacked as Manchester United’s boss, but he is taking his time to find the right project.
The former Real Madrid boss was sacked as the Red Devils boss last December following a run of bad results at the club and also public falling out with most his players.
Mourinho fell out with players like Martial, Pogba and Valencia during his time at Old Trafford which affected Man Utd’s result.
His feud with Pogba was much publicised that they were caught on camera having an intense argument in training. Following a run of bad results, fall outs and public criticism of the way the team is being run, the club authorities took the decision to fire him last December.
Since his departure, he has been offered various managerial jobs including Benfica and a bumper pay 88m pounds contract- the biggest managerial deal in the world, from a Chinese Super League club.
However, the 56-year-old Portuguese turned down the offer. He told Skysports, he rejected such offers because it is not the right project for him.
“The most difficult thing for me is saying ‘no’ to the possibilities,” Mourinho said. “I had to work, because, inside of me, I [always] have that impulse of wanting to work. [If] I have an opportunity to work, [I want to say] ‘let’s work’. To say ‘no’ is very, very, very, very difficult.
“Why do I say ‘no’? I say ‘no’ because it’s not [at] the level of challenge that I want. But, with all respect to the possibilities I have had and the clubs involved, I want the right to choose the people who are ‘Mourinhista’ – like people say in Portugal, Spain and Italy – ‘Mourinhista’ is someone who is a fan.
“The ‘Mourinhistas’ want me where I belong, so, for me now, it’s not a question of [saying], ‘okay I have this offer and I’m going to take it’. I have to be patient and wait for the right opportunity and the right opportunity is one that is at the same size and the same level that I am as a manager.
“It is the most difficult thing because I have the impulse during this period, so many times to say ‘Yes, I go’. But no, I cannot go. I cannot go. I have to wait for the exact right one.
“I [have] never told who [is the right one]. I never do that. Lots of respect for the people that think I am the right guy for them and I never do that.”