The former Chelsea manager has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months since leaving the Blues but insists he has not yet inked a contract with the club Jose Mourinho insists he does not have a contract with Manchester United to take over as the club’s manager next season.
Mourinho has been heavily tipped to become United manager next season with Louis van Gaal coming under fire for a dour style of play after heavy investment in the transfer market.
It has been widely reported that Mourinho has already signed a pre-contract at Old Trafford, but the former Chelsea boss maintains that there is no such deal in place.
“[Van Gaal] is my friend, I worked with him for a few years,”the Portuguese coach toldSky Sports.
“I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.
“I am not in a position to turn [jobs] down, I am in a position to analyse. I am in a position to be open to any club or national team.”
While Mourinho says he is open to any jobs, he admits he would prefer to remain in the Premier League.
“I have to be honest, if possible I would prefer a club but I must analyse to see what is best for my career and to be back with everything I have,”the 53-year-old added.
“I would prefer [to be in England]. I love the country, I love the football here, my family is very stable and happy.
“If possible, yes, it would be my first choice.”