Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho says he is “too young” to consider retirement as he speaks for the first time since leaving Old Trafford.
The Portuguese, who was appearing as a pundit for Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports on its coverage of the Asian Cup, says he still belongs at the top level.
The 55-year-old had not spoken to the media since his dismissal in December.
“I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and [that] is where I am going to be,” Mourinho said.
“I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.”
Mourinho was sacked by United on 18 December following a defeat to leaders Liverpool that left them closer in terms of points to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.
Since former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, United have won a six successive games and are six points off the top four.