Jose Mourinho has announced that he does not intend to take a sabbatical from football management.
Following his departure from Chelsea, there were reports that Mourinho would take a short break from the game in order to recharge his batteries.
In a statement released through his management company, Mourinho hints strongly that he is ready to get back into management immediately. Everyone immediately shouts ‘Manchester United’ in a loud voice.
‘He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it, he is very positive, and is already looking forward,’ the statement read.
‘Because of his love of football, you will see Jose at football grounds working and supporting friends. He will not be attending any high-profile games because he wants to discourage any speculation about his future.
‘Jose will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately. Jose will not speak about his current situation for the foreseeable future. He asks the media to respect this decision.
‘He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.
‘During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave.
‘Each time represents for him the end of a cycle, and the opportunity to start a new one. José hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007.’
Almost makes you cry, doesn’t it? (It doesn’t).