Jose Mourinho is ringside at Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title challenge against Charles Martin tonight, and said in an interview at the o2 Arena that he has not yet been offered a contract with Manchester United, but he would “love” to stay in England.
The 52-year-old Mourinho has been out of work since December, when he sacked by Chelsea with the Premier League champions languishing in 16th place in the league.
He has since been heavily linked with replacing Louis van Gaal at United this summer, should the Dutchman be sacked, but Mourinho revealed in an interview with Sky Sports before the fight that he has not agreement with them. The Portuguese did make his intentions clearly known though – he wants to stay in England.
“I don’t have a contract with another club. I’d prefer to stay in England,'” Mourinho said at the o2 Arena. “I love the country.”
It was also revealed today that Mourinho has turned down an offer to manager the Syrian national team, his agent confirmed.