Jose hints at swift return

21 September 2007 10:33
Jose Mourinho has hinted he will make a swift return to management following his departure from Chelsea. Mourinho, 44, left Stamford Bridge in a shock move on Wednesday evening and agreed a settlement package with the Blues board 24 hours later to formally bring the curtain down on his three-and-a-half year reign. The former FC Porto coach has already been linked with a host of clubs across Europe and also the Portugal national post and Mourinho has suggested he will be back in football sooner rather than later. "I am waiting for the phone calls. I want to enjoy my life but I want to work," he said. Should Mourinho stay in England then the Tottenham job has been mentioned as a possibility. Current Spurs boss Martin Jol continues to be under pressure after a below-par start to the season, however, speaking after Thursday's 6-1 UEFA Cup win over Anorthosis Famagusta, the Dutchman was in complimentary mood. "He's a great man and great manager," said Jol. "He thought he was the 'Special One' and in his case it was probably true. "I always liked to watch him. He's a character and sadly he's not there any more. "Hopefully he stays in England, but if not all credit to him because he's given the Chelsea supporters a lot of joy."

Source: ESA