Mourinho coy over Manchester United but ‘I want to work in mid-July’

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he expects to be back in work this summer.

He has been out of work since his sacking by Chelsea in December but has been persistently linked with Louis van Gaal’s job at Manchester United.

The three-time Premier League winner has said he is hopeful of a summer return having turned down a number of offers since Chelsea dumped him as a result of their poor title defence.

Speaking to Fletch and Sav on BT Sport, the 53-year-old said: “I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December.

“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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