Speaking on the latest episode on the Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles claimed Jose Mourinho is ‘very keen’ to work again after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, but that his next job is ‘unlikely’ to be in English football.
It’s the third time Mourinho has been sacked by a Premier League club in the last five-and-a-half years following premature exits at both Chelsea and Manchester United, and talk has turned to where the 58-year-old will end up next.
Castles has disclosed how he is planning on taking up another opportunity in the future after already being approached with offers but plans to take a break before doing so.
He said: “I think it’s probably unlikely that his next job is an English football. I know that he’s very keen to work again.
“In fact, you know, he was interviewed briefly yesterday and said that he had no need for a break and no need for batteries – he was asked whether he would take some time to recharge his batteries. I understand that he does have offers to go elsewhere.
“He has people close to him advising him to take some time and recover from what has been probably the most intense period of his career, given [the pandemic] and given the lack of a proper pre-season and that Tottenham have played almost every week, twice a week, and sometimes even more, up until this stage of the season.”
TIF Thoughts on Mourinho…
It’s hard to imagine Mourinho ever returning to the Premier League after his time at Tottenham ultimately proved to be a major disappointment.
The former Real Madrid and Inter boss was brought to the capital club to end the club’s 13-year wait for some silverware and take them back to Champions League football. Instead, he was labelled as a dinosaur after playing an uninspiring brand of football that led Spurs to seventh place in the Premier League table.
Although Mourinho was denied the chance to pick up another major trophy this weekend, his reputation has certainly fallen in recent times and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next.