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The Portuguese has been backed to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford but insists he would prefer to wait until the end of the current campaign before getting a new job

Jose Mourinho admits he would prefer to start his next job at the beginning of the new season amid reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The former Chelsea boss, who was sacked in December, has been tipped to replace Louis van Gaal this summer.

Mourinho concedes that he would step back into management before the end of the campaign if required, but would prefer a full summer to prepare for the new season.

"It's quite a funny career. I am the English champion, and I still have no job,” Mourinho said at an event in Singapore.

"I read so many different things. One day it says I go to China, another day it says I go to Italy, and people say I'm back to Inter Milan. I'm here - I'm sure someone will say I am going to the Singapore national team!

"But the reality is I have no job, and at the moment I'm happy not to have a job.

“If I have to return tomorrow, I’ll return tomorrow,

“But I always feel it is better to wait, not to rush, to be calm, wait for the right move, and I think starting the next season with a new club is probably the best thing for me.”

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