Jose Mourinho waves chequered flag at Portuguese GP as ex-Chelsea and Man Utd boss drops huge hint about football return

JOSE MOURINHO waved the chequered flag for the Portuguese MotoGP – and then dropped a major hint about his football return.

The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss, 61, has plenty of free time on his hands at the moment following his Roma exit in January.

Jose Mourinho waved the checkered flag at the Portuguese GP


Jose Mourinho waved the checkered flag at the Portuguese GPCredit: Getty
He presented the trophy to MotoGP star Jorge Martin


He presented the trophy to MotoGP star Jorge MartinCredit: Reuters

And he made the most of it by taking centre stage at the Algarve International Circuit.

Mourinho was the special guest given the responsibility to signal the end of the race.

And he delivered the goods, doing a sterling job of wafting the chequered flag before presenting the trophy.

Spaniard Jorge Martin crossed it first, celebrating in the homeland of Cristiano Ronaldo by replicating CR7’s trademark ‘siuu’ move – even taking both hands off his motorbike.


Fans piled in with plenty of positive comments for the Special One.

One said: “Jose Mourinho having fun!”

Another wrote: “So glad to see him happy like this.”

A third added: “Jose Mourinho doing MotoGP – how can you hate this man!!”


And a final user replied: “Jose Mourinho living his best life.”

Also this weekend, Mourinho gave a big clue as to what his next job might be.

Could Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea?

The two-time Champions League winner was quoted saying: “I don’t have a club, I’m free.

“But I want to work in the summer, I want to work.”

Asked specifically about the Portuguese national team, he added: “Never say no, especially in football.

“My life is football, I can coach anywhere and I have no problems.”

Roberto Martinez took on the job in January 2023 and has won all eight matches in charge so far ahead of this summer’s Euros.

Mourinho – who recently attended the Saudi Arabia GP and Anthony Joshua’s win over Francis Ngannou – revealed to Rio Ferdinand he turned down the Portugal gig and also “had the contract on the table” to become England manager in 2007.

The Portuguese gaffer said: “I refused great working opportunities.

“The first one was even very, very hard to refuse because it was Portugal.

“I could be their coach in the national team.

“Also yours [England], I had it there on the table.

“I didn’t because I gave everything in my heart, I gave options that even could be considered not very clever from the professional point of view.”

He has also been linked with Newcastle, Saudi Arabia, Fenerbahce and even Chelsea since becoming available again.

Mourinho hinted he wants the Portugal job


Mourinho hinted he wants the Portugal jobCredit: Getty

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