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Jose Mourinho open to managing in France's Ligue 1

Jose Mourinho open to managing in France
Jose Mourinho says the chance to manage in a new league would be a "fantastic opportunity" and admits France's Ligue 1 is on his radar.

The experienced Portuguese was sacked as Manchester United manager in December and has already rejected an offer to return to lead Benfica - the club where he started his managerial career.

Mourinho, who has previously been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, has worked in Spain and Italy, along with England and his native Portugal but wants to experience a new league.

"I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1," Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.

"I am a man who has worked in four different countries. I like to know other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.
"For now I'm calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work calmly to hope for the opportunity to go back to football."

Mourinho was a guest of Lille sporting director Luis Campos for their league draw against Montpellier on Sunday and the 56-year-old admits he will soon crave a return to the dugout.

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