Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is learning the German language, hinting at the possibility that he might take up management at a Bundesliga club.
Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December last year following a series of poor results and a tame defeat to Liverpool. The Portuguese has, since then, stayed away from management and has been working in the media.
However, Mourinho has reiterated multiple times that he is keen to return to management but only at the right project, and now has revealed that he is learning German to add to the multitude of languages he already knows.
According to Goal, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I really miss football. I miss the adrenaline, the field, my job. Football is football. Right now, I am studying German. Bundesliga? Now, I'm studying German because I miss the language. I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. But I do not exclude anything, not even Germany."
The former Chelsea manager has very few top clubs that have vacancies right now, with Bayern Munich certainly an option despite the club's public backing of manager Niko Kovac. Kovac managed to ensure Bayern retained the Bundesliga title, but his position was tenuous for much of the season.
It remains to be seen where Mourinho will end up though, considering that there are not a lot of clubs in the Bundesliga that can afford to provide the kind of funds he would need to achieve his ambitions and meet his winning mentality.