Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid… There aren’t many coaches lucky or skilful enough out there to have the opportunity to manage such big clubs, but for Mourinho, one dream-fulfilling team escapes him.
According to Portuguese papee A Bola, that team is of course is the Portuguese national team.
When Mourinho returned to the Premier League, he openly stated that his new nickname should now be ‘The Happy One’. However, with such a short career span at each club, there is always that element of possibility he could leave the club at the drop of a hat.
When posed the question in a recent interview, Mourinho in fact said that for now, he couldn’t be a national coach as he has too much energy to want to sit around every two years waiting for a major trophy. He did, however, admit that when the time is right, it is a job which would fulfil his dreams.
He said: "The work will be for me when I want to finish my career and realise when I need to rest. But for now, I train, I want to play.
"I want to compete in many competitions at the same time and have games every three days. I want the Champions League, the Championship, I want everything.”
“At this stage, I do not see me waiting every two years for a World Cup or a European Championship.”
"Maybe the position of the Portuguese national team has a generation that does not allow us to do great things, but it really does not worry me. I want to try to give what I have to my country.”
"It will be special if I can train the national team of my country and do something for my people."
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