Jose Mourinho says he will “wait to be back in football” after being sacked as Tottenham Hotspurs manager in the Premier League. He had replaced Mauricio Pochettino in 2019 and helped Tottenham to sixth place. This season was his first full season in charge of the club.
He endured a great start to the campaign with Spurs topping the table. It was all downhill from there. Spurs are currently outside the European places languishing in 7th place. He was sacked as the Spurs manager less than a week before the Carabao Cup final. Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspurs by the solitary goal at Wembley.
“I have no plans,” Mourinho said. “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 for the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see,” he added.
Jamie Carragher said that the “ship has sailed” for Jose Mourinho in the Premier League once he was sacked by Tottenham. This season was the first time Mourinho had lost ten matches in a season. He has had two spells with Chelsea, one with Manchester United and one with Tottenham.
“I don’t see Mourinho back in the Premier League, I think that ship’s sailed now,” he said. “I struggle to think of any club – he’s been at Spurs, so he’s not going to Arsenal, he’s been at United so he’s not going to City, Liverpool wouldn’t have him.”
“Would he go to a middle of the table club? I just don’t see him there, I really don’t. It’s either international football or maybe Italy.” he added. “The Italian champions this year will be Inter Milan, with Antonio Conte, who plays his type of football – so maybe you can get away with it a little bit more in Italy because it was certainly a turn-off for Spurs supporters.”