Jose Mourinho has opened up about his future after leaving Manchester United, noting that he would prefer a job with less overbearing pressure.
The 53-year-old announced himself to the watching world during his time at Porto before claiming various forms of silverware at Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again.
He has already secured a piece of silverware during his time at Man United, romping to a dramatic 3-2 League Cup final win over Southampton in February, and remains in contention for claiming the Europa League.
And Mourinho, when asked about the possibility of managing Brazil following his departure from Old Trafford, was quick to note that his next destination would be of a far less stressful nature.
“I think following Manchester United I need an easier job than Manchester United, and coaching the Brazilian team should be more difficult,” said Mourinho.
“Obviously it would be exciting, any coach wants to work with the best clubs and with the best. The Brazilian team is obviously a leader of success, obviously with talent, no matter what the generation, talent always appears.
“But I have to confess that it must be difficult, in every Brazilian there is a coach, in each journalist there is a better coach than the coach. I think it must be a difficult country to work for, but also a passionate one.”
You can tell that, following 16 years ascending through the ranks as a manager, Mourinho saw the United job and all that it offered as the zenith of his career – as his last truly big appointment in world football.
His tumultuous last few months at Chelsea meant that his time at Old Trafford would have a defining influence on the nature of his legacy: failure would, at least in the eyes of the watching world, confirm that the Portuguese lost his touch towards the end of his career; success, on the other hand, will establish Mourinho as one of the greatest managers of the modern game.