Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not in a hurry to return to football weeks after Tottenham Hotspur sacked him as the club’s manager.
Recall that the 58-year-old Portuguese coach spent just 17 months as the coach of the London club before the club ended his reign abruptly. Jose Mourinho had a perfect start to the 2020-2021 season to the extend he coached Tottenham Hotspur to the top of the Premier League table.
Unfortunately for the Portuguese tactician, the club started experiencing a nosedive in the second part of the season. From the top of the league table, Tottenham slid to the 7th spot on the league table.
Though Tottenham Hotspur were struggling in the Premier League under him and failed to take them beyond the Europa League round of 16, most football fans never expected that the club would let him go few days to the final of the Carabao Cup. Most pundits thought that the cup would be Mourinho’s major opportunity to win a title for the club even though the final was against in-form Manchester City.
Interestingly, Tottenham Hotspur faced Manchester City without Jose Mourinho, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad beat Spurs to claim the title.
In an interview with Times Magazine, Jose Mourinho who will serve as a pundit in the forthcoming European Championship, said he has been holidaying and doing his “homework” since Tottenham sacked him in April 2021.
He stressed that he would patiently wait for the right club that has the right culture before he would return to coaching. Mourinho noted that next season might be too early for him to return to coaching.
Mourinho said: “I have no plans. I am going on with my normal life. I feel fresh. I feel calm. I am on holiday.
“I have more time to be doing my homework and analysis.
“I’ll wait to be back in football. Not just for the right club, but the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see.”
Below is one of the last activities Jose Mourinho undertook before he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur
When Tottenham Hotspur sacked Jose Mourinho in April, he was replaced by a former player of the club, Ryan Mason, in an interim capacity.
Mourinho’s departure has not changed much at the club as they still sitting on the 7th spot on the league table, 5 points away from the 4th placed Chelsea football club.