Sacked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will not be taking a prolonged sabbatical from football.
On Thursday, Mourinho was dismissed from his post as Chelsea manager after a poor run of form which left the Blues in the 16th position in the Premier League.
Former interim manager Guus Hiddink is touted to take over from Mourinho.
According to the guardian.com, Mourinho revealed his intentions in a statement on Saturday through his co-representatives Creative Artists Agency Sports and Polaris Sports.
“During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave,” the statement read.
“He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it, he is very positive and is already looking forward.
“Each time represents for him the end of a cycle and the opportunity to start a new one. Jose hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007.”
“Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea Football Club because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years.
“He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.
“Because of his love of football, you will see Jose at football grounds working and supporting friends. He will not be attending any high-profile games because he wants to discourage any speculation about his future. Jose will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately. Jose will not speak about his current situation for the foreseeable future.”