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Mourinho Now Open To National Team Manager Job

Jose Mourinho says he is open to returning to the game as a manager of a national team rather than a club.

The Portuguese has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United in December after overseeing the club’s worst start to a campaign in 28 years.

When asked about his next challenge, Mourinho said he would welcome the opportunity to manage at international level and revealed it would not necessarily have to be with Portugal.

“I want to compete in new competitions,” the 56-year-old told Eleven Sports.

“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.”

Mourinho was briefly linked with a return to former club Real Madrid prior to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane in March, but the 56-year-old now says he will have to be convinced by a ‘project’ before entering club management again.

“Winning a fifth championship in a different country or the Champions League with a third club are things I’d like to do,” he added.

“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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  • Darey 2 years ago

    There is no harm in holding closed door/discreet meeting with ‘the special one’ to see if he is interested in taking d super eagles job going forward. Who is with me

    • Christopeher Okeke 2 years ago

      Darey can we pay mourinho as a nation?

      • darey 2 years ago

        We literally can, but technically, we cannot because of hmm…well if u know u know *winks* (nff activites)

    • Fqtee 2 years ago

      I am… He is a disciplined coach and if the NFF can pull it off, it would further make Nigeria a threat on the global stage.

  • Myron 2 years ago

    I don’t think it is possible oo except he is ready for a pay cut

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    Jose Moriranwo for Nigeria? Hmmmm.

  • yes we can. i want this dull coach called rohr to leave us, so we can progress further

    • My people lets forget being fanatic or whatever here,he cant take national team anywhere,even portugal with CR7 will fail in this mans hand

  • We don’t need Mourinho. Rohr is doing OK and should be allowed to see out his contract to the next world cup. What we do need going forward is for the NFF to spend an equal amount as we spend on the Super Eagles and Super Falcons head coach, spent on training up grass roots and coaches to take over after the next world cup.

    Old players like Finidi who offered to train the under 17s for free could do with sponsorship for coaching courses. There are many others who will benefit from $50,000 per month (Rohr’s salary I think) worth of training in getting ready to succeed the current coach. Train up under 17, under 20 and under 23 coaches as well as the under 20 women’s coaches.

    If we don’t improve on the grassroots, the top of the tree will suffer In the long run

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    Where is omo9Ja, ngwa, the door Don open for u to start posting the ‘epistles of rohr’.. Morinho would be a very good replacement for rohr… Lol… Can’t wait to read ur amusing comments… Lol