'Football is my life': 61-year-old manager linked to Chelsea job says he wants to return in the summer

Jose Mourinho has won three league titles, one FA Cup, and three League Cups for Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho who has been linked with the Chelsea job says he intends to return to work in the summer after he was sacked from Italian club AS Roma in January. 

Mourinho was a guest at Moto GP in Portimao and questions over his future and links to Saudi Arabia, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and the Brazil national team were inevitable. 

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He told A Bola: "For the moment there's zero news, zero news. I don't have a club, I'm free, but I want to work. Don't worry, this summer I want to go back to work. 

"My life is football, I can train anywhere I have no problems "Return to Portugal? Never say never, especially in football."

Mourinho a Chelsea all-time great

In the eyes of many Chelsea fans, the 61-year-old manager is the man who laid the foundation for success under former owner Roman Abramovich. When he arrived at the club in the summer of 2004, he did not only bring along trophies but changed the mentality of the club. 

In his very first press conference, he set the tone, arresting the headlines with what would become one of the greatest lines of all time by declaring that he wasn't being 'arrogant' but he had just won the European Champions League with FC Porto and that he was the 'special one'. That line has lived on since.

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In his first three years at the club, he delivered their first league title in 50 years, won Premier League Manager of the Year twice, went 60 games unbeaten at home, won another league title, an FA Cup, League Cups and established them on the path to the Champions League triumph they would go on to achieve after he'd left.

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