Mourinho: I’ve had good options since Chelsea sacking

Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to management this summer and claims he has listened to “lies” about his future.

The 53-year-old was sacked by Chelsea in December, seven months after guiding the club to the Premier League title last season.

Mourinho has remained silent on the continued links with Manchester United but admits has “options” ahead of his new job.

“I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December,” the Portuguese told BT Sport’s Fletch & Sav show.

“Yes, I was lucky enough to have not just options but good options but I made a decision to wait calm in my corner, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lies, listen to a few lies.

“The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere I want to be there.”

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