Jose Mourinho revealed it “could be possible” to see him back in the Serie A someday following his glorious spell in charge of Inter Milan.
Mourinho has been actively pursuing new coaching roles since leaving Manchester United in December after a poor start to last season.
The Portuguese coach has implied on several occasions that he plans to make a return to the dugout this summer. Although he’s yet to make any recent announcements on his future plans.
But Mourinho’s reputation as one of Europe’s greatest coaches remains intact and, naturally, has seen him being linked to high-profile roles.
The most recent ones included Real Madrid, whom he previously managed between 2010 to 2013, and Juventus. However, Zinedine Zidane returned to the Santiago Bernabeu in March and Maurizio Sarri recently replaced Massimiliano Allegri in Turin.
This leaves Mourinho somewhat short of options for a return this summer, with pre-season to begin this month.
Nonetheless, the Special One evidently remains confident he will back in football someday. He even teased a possible return to Italy after watching Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal defeat Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.
When asked if he could see himself in tennis, Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia: “In the future? Always soccer, and always a high level. Italy? Could be a possibility.”
Mourinho previously coached Inter between 2008 to 2010 and led them to become the first Italian club to win the treble after success in the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.
Italian media had linked him to the AS Roma managerial role following Claudio Ranieri’s departure at the end of last season. However, Paulo Fonseca has since arrived at the Stadio Olimpico from Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk.