Jose Mourinho has taken some time away from the field since being sacked by Chelsea but said in a recent interview he would be back ‘soon’ and that he was planning on staying in the Premier League. The Portuguese manager has held talks with Manchester United about replacing Louis Van Gaal at the end of the season.
“I have worked for as long as I can remember as a manager and this is now the second time I have stopped in 16 years,” Mourinho said. “So it’s not a drama, but for sure I will be back soon.”
But the 53-year-old has made sure to take some time to relax while looking for his next job. He spent time in early January mastering high speed drifting and full throttle ice driving at Jaguar Land Rover’s extreme testing facility in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Mourinho took his turn in the Jaguar F-PACE S along with Finnish professional driver Tommi Karrinaho.
“I am always learning. Even in football, which is an area that obviously I feel that I’m an expert, I’m never perfect and I always learn.”
“The experience was magnificent. For people in my world, I think a few days in a place like this is magnificent. The flying lap with Tommi sent my adrenaline soaring. It’s something I’ve only ever experienced before when I have walked out in front of 80,000 football fans.”
What club do you think Mourinho will manage next? Will ‘the Special One’ remain in England as he has indicated or will an offer he can’t refuse from somewhere else come along?