Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is looking for a quick return to management after his shock departure from Chelsea.
Mourinho who walked out on Chelsea in the early hours of Thursday morning, was swiftly replaced at Stamford Bridge by director of football Avram Grant.
“I am waiting for the phone calls,” he revealed to The Times. “I want to enjoy my life but I want to work.”
Mourinho has already been linked with several posts abroad, with reports in claiming that he could be brought in to work alongside national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is under pressure after a poor sequence of results.
Mourinho has been linked with Real Madrid and Internazionale in the past, and has emerged as a possible replacement for under-pressure Martin Jol at Spurs.
Jol delivered a glowing tribute to Mourinho.
He said: “He’s a great man and great manager. He thought he was ‘The Special One’ and in his case it was probably true.
“I always liked to watch him. He’s a character and sadly he’s not there any more. Hopefully he stays in England, but if not all credit to him because he’s given the Chelsea supporters a lot of joy.”
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea is a “disappointment” for the game of football.
“He was terrific for football and terrific for Chelsea,” said Ferguson.
“He brought something fresh and new to our game and I enjoyed the competition with him – I wish him well.
“He (Mourinho) enjoyed unparalleled success there, without question,” added Ferguson.
“It is a big test for whoever replaces him – and at the moment that is Avram Grant.”