Jose Mourinho admitted he is still in the dark over his alleged agreement with Manchester United, but told a young fan that he is desperate to return to football management this summer.
Speaking to students at Singapore's North Light secondary school, the Special One was asked by one confident United supporter whether or not he would be in the Old Trafford dugout next season.
In response, he said: "That's the one million dollar question and nobody knows and I'm the first one not to know. The reality is I like football so much and I miss football so when I get the chance to come back I will come back but I have to wait to see what happens."
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December but has frequently claimed he is keen to return to the dugout as soon as possible. His dream position at Manchester United is, however, currently unavailable.
Despite rumours regarding Louis van Gaal, it is widely believed that Red Devils supremo Ed Woodward will not sack him until Champions League qualification is mathematically impossible. As a result, Mourinho is being forced to wait in the wings, but representatives of the Portuguese have allegedly held talks with Old Trafford officials.
But the man himself says everything we are currently reading is just speculation and the reality is he has no job.
"I read so many different things. One day says yes one day says no. One other day says I go to China, another to Italy, I go to Milan and people say I'm going back to Inter. I'm here and people probably say I'm going to Singapore national team."
"Every day new things are coming but the reality is that I have no job and at this moment I am happy not to have a job."
Confirmation of reports
It was reported on Wednesday that Mourinho had told Manchester United he would not be willing to take over from Van Gaal before the end of the current campaign. Speaking to the assembled press after his talk, he appeared to confirm those reports, saying he would prefer to start a new job in the summer.
“If I have to return tomorrow, I return tomorrow,” he said. "I always feel that it is better to wait and not to rush. It is better to wait for the right moment and the right move. I think starting next season with a new club and project is probably the best for me."