Jose Mourinho has dismissed the rumours that he already has agreed to take charge of Manchester United in summer.
Various reports have claimed that the Portuguese manager already has a deal in place to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford at the end of the current season.
Mourinho insists that he doesn’t have a contract with any club. Hhowever, he remains confident of landing a job in the summer. He also revealed that he would prefer to keep working in England.
He was present at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight this weekend and when asked about links to United, he exclusively told Sky Sports News HQ (via The Guardian):
“[Van Gaal] is my friend, I worked with him for a few years. I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment, I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.
“I am not in a position to turn [jobs] down, I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team. I have, to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have.
“I would prefer [to be in England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy. If possible yes, it would be my first choice.”
Mourinho has also been linked with the job at Real Madrid with some reports claiming that Los Blancos President Florentino Perez is desperate to bring him back to the club.
He recently turned down an offer to coach the Syria national team in their pursuit to secure World Cup qualification.
Mourinho led Chelsea to Premier League and League Cup double last season, but was sacked in December after a horrible run of results left the Blues languishing near the relegation zone.