Jose Mourinho has claimed he is not looking for a new job at the moment, but says clubs are pursuing him. The 53-year-old ended his second spell at Chelsea in December following a poor start to the campaign. He has since been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester United, who are currently managed by Louis van Gaal. “My next club? I really do not know, but one thing is certain – I love football and I will return with the same passion and ambition I’ve always had,” Mourinho told La Stampa. “Right now I have respect for every coach at every club. I’m not looking for a club, but there are clubs that are looking for me.”
Reports in Italy have suggested Mourinho could even return to Inter Milan, with whom he won the treble in 2010, as current head coach Roberto Mancini is struggling to secure a top-three finish in Serie A. But Mourinho, ahead of a personal trip to Milan to watch the Nerazzurri play Sampdoria on Saturday, insisted he has no plans to return to the San Siro dugout. He is hoping former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini and Inter president Erick Thohir can turn the club’s fortunes around though. Mourinho said: “There is one thing I want to clarify – I will not be directing things over there next season. Inter already have a project that belongs to Roberto Mancini and Erick Thohir. “Their ideas have my full support and I hope their plans are successful. I want to see Inter fans smiling again and so I hope to witness a victory tomorrow.” It is understood Chelsea, who sacked Mourinho for the second time in eight years in December, have sent the Portuguese replica versions of the Premier League and Capital One Cup trophies he won last season, as well as a letter thanking him for his achievements.