Jose Mourinho is not interested in a return to Portugal for his next management role and is giving away very little about where he might end up.
United sacked Mourinho on December 18 following the club's disappointing first half of the season and multiple reports of issues between the manager and players including star midfielder Paul Pogba.
Jose Mourinho has only been out of a job for a few weeks, but he is already set to return to our television screens.
Since they did just that things have improved immeasurably for the Red Devils, with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer winning five games out of five (four in the league) and bringing a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford in the process.
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"It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else".
Real Madrid are the supposed suitors as their disastrous form in La Liga continues under Santiago Solari.
The Daily Mail reports that a source close to Mourinho confirmed the compensation has been paid. They're not signing someone they don't know, they are going for someone they know, someone who has already been there.
The Portuguese, whose reign as United manager ended last month, will offer his "forthright opinions" as a studio pundit on the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 19, as well as the Asian Cup match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia two days earlier, beIN SPORTS said.
Mourinho and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino are the front-runners for the job when Real do make a decision on Lopetegui's long-term successor, but the latter is not available at the moment and is likely to cost more than £40m to get out of his contract in north London.