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Jose Mourinho: I want a return to management before pre-season starts

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his intentions to return to management for next campaign and wants to take over his next club in time for pre-season.

The Portuguese was sacked at Stamford Bridge just six months after guiding the Blues to Premier League glory as a result of their woeful title defence.

He insists he now has good options and is merely biding his time to make the right decision.

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In an interview with BT Sport, as per Goal.com, he said: "I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December.

"I was lucky enough to have not just options, but good options, but I made the decision to wait calm in my corner, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lines and listen to a few lies.

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"The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere - I want to be there."

The 53-year-old is currently favourite to take over at Manchester United at the end of the season after what has been a difficult campaign for current manager Louis van Gaal.

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Mourinho has long been linked with the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford after expressing admiration for the job, but it remains to be seen whether United will indeed sack Van Gaal.

But with Pep Guardiola due to take over at arch-rivals Manchester City this summer, the Red Devils are in desperate need of Mourinho's genius to slow their decline and bring back the glory days.

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