Mourinho open to Ligue 1 job

Jose Mourinho has suggested that he could make a return to managerial work in Ligue 1 after attending Lille’s home game against Montpellier.

The Portuguese, who has worked as a television pundit since his dismissal by Manchester United in December, was pictured with former France striker Nicolas Anelka at Sunday’s game, which finished in a goalless draw between the two sides.

Mourinho has previously won league titles in his homeland as well as Italy, Spain and England throughout a distinguished career, in addition to a pair of Champions League crowns among other honours and he has now suggested that he could see a future in France.

“I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1,” Mourinho, who previously dismissed speculation he could take charge of Benfica, said to beIN SPORTS.

“I am a man who has worked in four different countries, I like to know and learn other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.

“For now I’m calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work to get the right opportunity to go back to training.

“Two to three months [without a job] is okay, afterwards it’s more difficult. I hope to have the opportunity to come back stronger.

“My project is my project as a person and coach, to improve myself, to be better, to think all days about my profession, which is also a passion. But this is not the time to talk with clubs.”

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