Mourinho has retired from management since his release from Manchester United in December 2018, but has recently been linked to a return to Real Madrid.

He rejected an approach by the Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Evergrande in the summer before and informed him telegraph that the salary offered was "the record in the history of football managers by far".

But the 56-year-old dismissed it as "nothing for me" before declaring that he expected his next job, like his predecessor, to be a big challenge.

"Surely my next job will be difficult because I'm very bad at picking projects," he said.

"I am either bad at picking projects or the bad projects have chosen me. But it's always the same.

"When I go to Madrid, it's because Madrid is in trouble. If I go to United, it's because United is in trouble. When I go to Chelsea for the first time, it's because they have not won the league in 50 years.

"When I go for the second time, their top team is gone and they want to be champions with a new team. When I go to Inter, that's because they have not won the Champions League for 50 years.

"I've never had one of those clubs that said," Come on, the team is ready. "But that's the nature of things, and changing the coach in the middle of the season has a reason is due to poor results. "


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