Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he would find coaching the Brazilian national team very exciting.
The Portuguese is considered as one of the best club managers in present day football. He has won top honours with Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, and seems to be on the same path with Manchester United. Mourinho, though, has not yet managed a national team.
The 54-year old confessed to ESPN Brasil that managing the Selecao would be interesting, but also admitted that it would be difficult.
He was quoted as saying: “Coaching the Brazilian team should be more difficult. Obviously it would be exciting. Any coach wants to work with the best clubs and with the best.
“The Brazilian team is obviously a leader of success, obviously with talent, no matter the generation, talent always appears.But I have to confess that it must be difficult. In every Brazilian there is a coach, in every journalist there is a better coach than the coach. I think it must be a difficult country to work for, but also a passionate one.”
Brazil are on a rich vein of form currently, becoming the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They seem to have found the right manager in Tite, and boast a huge wealth of talent.
This would certainly interest Mourinho, who brushed away future speculation though, by saying he would want an easier job.
“I think following Manchester United I need an easier job than Manchester United,” he said, before adding that being Portuguese, it would unlikely he would get the job.
“I recognise that the Brazilian national team is for a Brazilian coach.”